Æthelmearc Internal Letter of Intent Æ72
September 10, 2003


Greetings! We hope that everyone had a wonderful time at Pennsic once again this year. It was great to see so many of you volunteering at Herald's Point. Speaking of which, you'll find all of the Æthelmearc submissions from Pennsic in this letter. Since it's a bit long, commentary on this letter is due by October 31. And, as usual, please continue to post to the list at aethel-heralds@lists.andrew.cmu.edu. Thanks!

It is the intent of the Æthelmearc College of Heralds that the following items be considered for registration. Unless otherwise noted, submitters will accept any changes.


1. Aburgha Chaghadai – New name, New device

Gules, on a sun argent a decrescent gules and in base an Oriental dragon passant argent.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter accepts minor changes only and cares most about the meaning "titan of the white clan."

Aburgha is found in a book of period Mongolian names donated to Laurel last year at Pennsic, but which did not make it there this year. We are attempting to get photo-copies and confirmation, but we haven't succeeded yet.

Chaghadai is a version of "Chagan" (white) formed using the –dai suffix as described in "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghur Naran. This article defines Chaghadai as "he who is white."

Herald of Record: Pennsic


2. Adam Enstone on Tyne – New name, New device

Argent, a monster consisting of the upper half of a moor and the lower half of a tree stump eradicated proper maintaining in its dexter hand a hammer sable, a ford proper.

The submitter has no gender preference and cares most about the sound of this name.

Adam is a header form in Withycombe, who dates it to 1086, 1187-1212, and 1218-1219.

Enstone on Tyne is a constructed byname thought to be analogous to Newcastle on Tyne, which is found in Ekwall s.n. Newcastle upon Tyne with a form dated to 1186. Enstone is a header form in Mills, with Henestan dated to 1086. It is also found in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Easton, Enstone, with Ennestan dated to 1279. Tyne is a header form in Ekwall, with forms dated to 875, 890, and 894.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


3. Aíbell Shúlglas – New device

Azure, two barrulets wavy between three herons argent.

When was her name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


4. Ailis Linne – New alternate name Pagan Daysterre

The submitter has no gender preferences concerning this name. She accepts minor changes only.

When was her primary name registered?

Pagan is a header form in Bardsley, with Pagan a la Legh in 1273. Under the header form Delamare, Pagan de la Mere is also dated to 1273.

Daysterre is found in Bardsley s.n. Daystar, with Robert Daysterre in 1273.

Herald of Record: Roana d'Evreux


5. Aine ingean Ruaidri – New name, New device

Purpure, a swan naiant and on a chief argent three trees vert.

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter will accept minor changes only and cares most about the meaning "daughter of Richard."

Áine is a header form in Ó Corráin & Maguire, who claims that there was an early Leinster St Áine about whom little is known.

ingean is the pre-1200 patronymic meaning "daughter of."

Ruaidrí is also a header form in Ó Corráin & Maguire, who date it to 1118 and 1198.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


6. Alan the Strong – New name, New device

Or, a plow vert and on a chief embattled sable 3 garbs Or.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter will allow minor changes only and cares most about the meaning.

Alan is a header form in Withycombe, with the form Alanus dated to 1071-5, 1086, 1189-1212, and 1284.

the Strong is a descriptive byname. Also, Strong is a header form in Reaney & Wilson, with le Stronge dated to 1276 and Strong dated to 1379.

This depiction of a plow is found in Heraldry: Sources, Symbols and Meaning by Neubecker et al. On p. 139 in a table of the Tanners Guild of Solothurn (dated to 1594) the plow appears in the upper right portion of the wheel.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


7. Annanias Fenne – New badge

[Fieldless] In pale a moth displayed argent conjoined to a mount vert.

His name was registered in 05/02.

Herald of Record: Jehan de la Marche


8. Aurenca Mouly – New alternate name Scolace de Broune

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter cares most that the first name be a derivation of Scholastica and that the byname be a locative descriptive which includes a medieval spelling of Brown.

Scolace is dated to 1332 in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Scollás, as a metronymic derived from the name of St. Scholastica. Withycombe, s.n. Scholastica, states that this name was used in England from the beginning of the 12th century through the Reformation.

de Broune occurs numerous times in Mari Elsbeth nic Bryan's article "Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire."

Herald of Record: Aurenca Mouly


9. Aurenca Mouly – New badge

[Fieldless] A horseshoe sable.

Her name was forwarded to Laurel on the May XLoI (Æ67).

Herald of Record: Aurenca Mouly


10. Beatrice de Winter – New name

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter will accept minor changes to the given name only, and no changes to the byname. She is interested in a Dutch name but does not request authenticity.

Beatrice is documented as an English given name, dated to 1485 and 1581-95 in the Academy of St. Gabriel report #1516. Academy report #1228 states that "Beatrijs is a modern Dutch form of Beatrice. The most common modern spelling is Beatrix, and we've found that spelling in Holland as early as the 14th century and in Flanders between 1400 and 1550. Beatrix is also listed in Loveday's article, Flemish Given Names from Bruges 1400-1600.

de Winter is found in the Low Countries between 1250 and 1400, according to Academy report #1315.

Herald of Record: Edmund Lambert of Tregelles


11. Bevis of Sunderoak – New name

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter accepts minor changes only and cares most about an unspecified meaning.

Bevis is a header form in Withycombe, who says that the name was "common in the 12th and 13th centuries."

Sunderoak is an SCA branch name registered in 02/95.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


12. Brian of Leichester – New badge

Per fess sable and argent, in chief a house and in base 3 roundels counterchanged.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


13. Bridget Walker – New name, New device

Per fess enarched azure and argent, in base issuant from base a tree sable and a chief wavy argent.

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter accepts minor changes only and cares most about the sound.

Bridget is a header form in Withycombe. Bridgett appears (as a ‘rare' name) in Aryanhwy's article, 16th Century Gloucestershire Names.

Walker is dated to 1594 in Mari's article, Surnames in Chesham.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


14. Carlo Garlucci – New badge

[Fieldless] A rooster vert.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


15. Ceara inghean Dubháin uí Mháille – Change of holding name Ceara of Æthelmearc

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter accepts minor changes to the given name and any changes to the byname. She cares most about Irish language/culture.

Ceara is found, undated, in Ó Corráin & Maguire s.n. Cera.

Dubháin is found in MacLysaght s.n. (O) Dwane. The name is undated; MacLysaght says "There were several septs of Ó Dubháin …" The name is not lenited following inghean because it begins with ‘D.'

Mháille is the lenited form of Máille, which is found undated in MacLysaght s.n. O'Malley.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


16. Dafydd MacNab – New name, New device

Per fess embattled Or and vert, a tent vert and a dragon segreant Or armed and langued gules.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter cares most about the sound.

Dafydd is found on p. 30 of CA #66, Tangwystyl's A Welsh Miscellany.

MacNab is a header form in Black. M'Nab is dated to 1376.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


17. Dafydd MacNab – New badge

[Fieldless] A dragon per bend sinister Or and vert armed and langued gules.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


18. Donnan the Solitary – New badge

Azure, two rapiers in saltire Or, overall a dogwood blossom argent seeded Or.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Hrefna in heppna Þorgrimsdóttir


19. Elizabeth Musard – New name, New device

Ermine, three tygers purpure.

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter accepts minor changes only and cares most about the meaning "absent-minded."

Elizabeth is a header form in Withycombe, dated in this spelling to 1205.

Musard is dated to 1086 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Mussard.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


20. Elizabeth Musard – New badge

[Fieldless] A fret couped sable.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


21. Franz Belgrand die Mus – New device

Argent, a brown mouse rampant proper maintaining a sword sable and on a chief purpure a longbow fesswise argent.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Edmund Lambert of Tregelles


22. Ghalib al-Sami – New name, New device

Or chaussé purpure, a natural tiger's head cabossed sable marked argent and a falcon's head erased sable.

Our apologies concerning the mini. It shows a tiger's head marked sable; the full size forms show a head sable marked argent.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter accepts minor changes only and requests authenticity for pre-11th-century Persian. He cares most about the sound of the name and does not allow a holding name.

Ghalib is found as a masculine ism, or given name, on p. 49 of Da'ud's recent article "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" as published in the 2003 KWHS proceedings.

al-Sami is found as a masculine cognomen on p. 54 of the same article.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


23. Gideon Lydiard – Resubmitted device

Vert, a cross moline and on a chief argent three torteaux.

When was his name registered? His previous device was submitted and paid for, but withdrawn even before it appeared on an internal letter.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


24. Gwenllian o'r Beddgelert – New name

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter requests authenticity for 1100-1300 Wales. She cares most about the given name and the language / culture.

Gwenllian is found in Morgan & Morgan.

o'r means "of the."

Beddgelert is a header form in Melville Richards' book, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units Medieval and Modern (photocopies are included with the submission).

Herald of Record: Pennsic


25. Jean-Philippe Firmin d'Amiens – New device

Azure, a base Or.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


26. Jenneca de Navarra – New name

This name is intended to be feminine.

Jenneca is found in Talan Gwynek's article, "A Glossary of the Personal Names in Diez Melcon's Apellidos Castellano-Leoneses" as published in the 1993 KWHS Proceedings. The header form is Eneko, and Jennecco is dated to 1046-1049.

de Navarra is a locative byname found in Juliana's article, Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


27. Jochen Blitzger – New name, New device

Azure, a helmet argent between and conjoined to 3 lightning bolts in pall throughout Or.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter accepts minor changes only, requests authenticity for German language/culture, and cares most about the sound.

In Bahlow s.n. Joachim, it is said ‘LGer. patr. Jochim(s), Jochimsen, Jochens, besides Jochem, Jochum; today LGer. Jochen: name of a biblical king […] did not occur as f.n. until the 15th c.' This seems to suggest that Jochen is a standard modern spelling of a name that was in use at least as early as the 15th century.

Blitzger is a header form in Brechenmacher, with ‘Hans Rott gen. Plizger, zu Sont-hofen' in 1536.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


28. John Ignaiszack – New name

The submitter indicates no gender preference concerning this name.

John is a header form in Reaney & Wilson, with Thomas John in 1279; other spellings are dated back to 1140. The submitter prefers John but will accept Jan if absolutely necessary to register the name.

Ignaiszack is proposed as a Polish byname meaning "male descendant of Ignatius." Walraven's article, Polish Given Names in Nazwiska Polaków, gives Ignacy as a Polish form of the given name. Aryanhwy's article, Medieval Latvian Given Names, dates the form Ignatijs to 1613.

The Pennsic worksheet claims that the patronym formation proposed here is supported by data in Gregory Gressa's article on Ukrainian surnames, an article which was found in a folder at the Point, but no photocopies were made. We believe that this may be a reference to The Carpatho-Rusyn Surname Project website. This website includes a number of surnames believed to be of Carpatho-Rusyn origins but does not date any of them, nor does it explain which are patronymics and the names from which they are formed. A noticeable number of the listed names end in –ik, -ak, or –iak.

Any more substantial documentation for this type of patronymic would be appreciated.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


29. Katherine Loch Duibh – New name, New device

Vert, in pale a trident issuing from a flame argent.

The submitter indicates no gender preferences concerning this name.

Katherine is a secondary header from in Withycombe s.n. Katharine. According to the entry, a hospital of St. Katharine was founded in 1148 and ‘in Middle English it usually appears as Katerine, Kateline, or Catlin; the spelling with the th came in about the 16th C.'

The documentation for the ‘constructed byname' on the Pennsic worksheet is pretty much unintelligible. We suspect that the submitter wants a locative byname (Gaelic?) meaning ‘(of the) black lake.' Anyone who can offer coherent opinions would be welcome.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


30. Khadel Kober – New name

The submitter indicates no gender preference concerning this name.

Khadel is a German given name dated to 804 in Socin. The possibly-related byname Keitel / Keidel is dated to 1135 in Bahlow (Gentry).

Kober is a byname dated to 1372 in Bahlow (Gentry).

Herald of Record: Pennsic


31. Khadel Kober –New badge

(Fieldless) A mascle ployé and overall a bow reversed and a bow sable.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


32. Konstantinos Akropolites – New name, New device

Vert, a griffon sejant argent within an orle of fleurs-de-lys Or.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter requests authenticity for 10th-11th century Byzantine and cares most about the language / culture.

Konstantinos is a masculine given name dated to 913 in Bardas Xiphias' article, Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire during the Later Byzantine Era.

Akropolites is a family name dated to the 10th century in the same article.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


33. Lothar Hugelman –New device

Sable, three crampons argent.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


34. Mailagnas Maqqas Dunaidonas – New name, New device

Azure, a boar's head couped close and a chief argent.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter requests authenticity for Ogham / 4th century Irish and cares most about the sound.

Mailagnas is found in Tangwystyl's article, Some Masculine Ogham Names. The submission form says "This form (nominative) is a hypothetical form derived from genitive ref. #60, 160, 258.

Maqqas means ‘son of,' and is from the same source.

Dunaidonas is from the same article; the form says merely "ref #16."

Herald of Record: Pennsic


35. May Wynn – New device

Azure, on a fess embattled between three mullets of eight points argent, a badger statant azure.

When was her name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


36. Michelina da Trento – New device

Azure, 3 cups and on a chief argent, three fleurs-de-lys azure.

When was her name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


37. Miguel Flores – New device

Argent crusily flory gules, a heron statant azure maintaining in its beak a fish gules.

His name was registered in 02/03.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


38. Odriana vander Brugghe – Change of name from Fiona Harpar

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter requests authenticity for Flanders, cares most about the sound and language / culture, and allows minor changes only.

Odriana is found in Walraven's article "Dutch Womens' Names before 1100."

vander Brugghe is found in the bynames section of "Flemish Names from Bruges" by Loveday Toddekyn, dated to 1465.

Herald of Record: Aurenca Mouly


39. Odriana vander Brugghe – New badge

(Fieldless) A furison sable.

Herald of Record: Odriana vander Brugghe


40. Óláfr Thorvardarson – New device

Vert, a wolf statant ululant and on a chief embattled argent three dolphins azure.

His name is in process – on which letter doth it appear?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


41. Otelia d'Alsace – Resubmitted badge

(Fieldless) On a cross patonce Or a heart gules.

Her name was registered in 08/97. Her most recent badge submission, Four fleurs-de-lys in cross Or, was returned by Laurel in 08/02.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


42. Paul Spyke – New name

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter cares most about the sound and notes that he wishes most of all to retain the byname "Spyke."

Paul is a header form in Withycombe, dated to 1200 and 1240. Reaney & Wilson s.n. Paul give John Powel, Paul in 1292.

John Spyke is dated to 1322 in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Spike.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


43. Rhydderch ap Erwin – New name, New device

Per pale azure and vert, a sword inverted argent between a caravel sails furled and a triple towered castle Or.

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter accepts minor changes only and cares most about the sound.

Rhydderch is found in Morgan & Morgan, who state that "One of the North British rulers of the 6th century was called Rhydderch."

Erwin is found in Bardsley as an alternate header form s.n. Irving.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


44. Roana d'Evreux – New alternate name Sexi Lovechild

The submitter has no gender preferences concerning this name and accepts no changes.

Sexi is found in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Sexy, with Sexi forfot in 1137, Warin filius Sexhiue in 1185, and John Sexi in 1210-11.

Lovechild is a header form in Reaney & Wilson, with Luuechild aker in 1199, Luuechild uidua in 1221, Robert Luffechild' in 1190, and William Lovechild c. 1248.

Herald of Record: Ailis Linne


45. Seth Mac Michael – New badge

[Fieldless] A gorilla statant argent.

When was his name registered?

Herald of Record: Pennsic


46. Seth Mac Michael – New badge

[Fieldless] A gorilla statant contourny argent.

Ditto.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


47. Sophie Davenport – Resubmitted device

Sable, a bend sinister gules fimbriated Or between two scorpions argent.

Her previous submission, Sable, a bend sinister gules fimbriated Or and overall a scorpion tergiant argent, was returned by Laurel in 02/03. Her name was registered at that time.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


48. Taileshíthe of the Greenwood – New name, New device

Per pale sable and vert, a pall between two owls close respectant and a crescent argent.

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter cares most about the sound.

Taileshíthe is a constructed name intended to mean "abundance of peace." It is constructed from Tailefhlaith, a header form in Ó Corráin & Maguire: "Meaning, perhaps, ‘abundance of sovereignty, lady of abundance.' Tailefhlaith was abbess of Clonguffin, Co. Meath. She died in 782. There is a St. Taileflaith who was abbess of Kildare and who died in 885," and from Mac Dhuibhshíthe, a header form in Woulfe, meaning "the black-man of peace." The submitter and herald write, "We're not certain how it would be spelled as a given name, and will accept corrections."

Greenwood is a header form in Reaney & Wilson with John del Grenewode in 1275, ‘dweller by the green wood.'

Herald of Record: Pennsic


49. Tat'iana Kionova – New name

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter cares most about the sound of the given name and the meaning of the surname.

Tat'iana is a header form in Wickenden, with Tat'iana Fedorov Zhena Olexsandrova in 1498.

Kionova is a feminine patronymic form of Kion, which is a header form in Wickenden and is dated to the 4th century.

The submission form includes a note asserting that "all names in Wickenden are considered temporally compatible."

Herald of Record: Pennsic


50. Tiarnach mac Cathail – New name

This name is intended to be masculine. The submitter cares most about the sound.

Tiarnach is a post-1200 spelling given in Ó Corráin & Maguire s.n. Tigernach; the entry states that "St. Tigernach of Clonmacnoise and Roscommon … died in 1088."

mac Cathail is a patronymic surname formed from Cathal. The spelling is given in MacLysaght s.n. Mac Cahill, and Cathal is a header form in Ó Corráin & Maguire dated to 1224.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


51. Torella Salviati – New name

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter accepts minor changes only, cares most about the sound, and will not allow the formation of a holding name.

Torella is a feminine form of Torello, which is found 8 times in Aryanhwy's article, Italian Given Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532

Salviati (‘the saved') occurs 13 times in Ferrante's article, Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


52. Vlksha Iakovleva – New name, New device

Gyronny argent and gules, a cross of Toulouse sable.

The submitter has no gender preferences concerning this name. She cares most about the sound "called Valeska."

Vlksha is a male name listed on p. 264 of Wickenden.

Iakoleva is a female patronymic in Wickenden "found on p. 80 of the middle 15th Century in Gramoty on page 225. The primary entry Iakov is the Russianization of the male name Jacob meaning ‘he who follows' in the 12th century in Artsikhovskii volume VII on page 110 #515."

Herald of Record: Pennsic


53. Zoe Akropolitina – New name, New device

Vert, a griffon sejant Or within an orle of fleurs-de-lys argent.

This name is intended to be feminine. The submitter requests authenticity for 10th-11th century Byzantine and cares most about language / culture.

Zoe is a feminine given name dated to 1062 in Bardas Xiphias' article, Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire during the Later Byzantine Era.

Akropolites is a family name dated to the 10th century in the same article. Based on the discussion in "Structure of Aristocratic Personal Names" the consulting herald believes that the feminine form of this byname should end in –ina, making it Akropolitina.

Herald of Record: Pennsic


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