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Cabot House, Harvard University


Registration number 20060927F


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Cabot House, Harvard University in honor of the Cabot family are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Or three cabots hauriant Gules.


Source

Joo-Hee Chung, "What are the meanings of the house and graduate school shields?", Harvard Crimson 11/01/2001

Design rationale

Cabot is the name of a freshwater perch, characterized by a large and ugly head and spiny fins. The Cabot House shield is derived from the Cabot family seal, which is a pun on the name Cabot. The original seal, which is displayed in the Cabot House kitchen, depicts three fish, draped curtains, and a helmet on a yellow background. There is no evidence, however, that the Cabots had been involved in fishing or seafaring.

Registered by

Michael Swanson

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Education, US, C, H

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