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Leverett House, Harvard University


Registration number 20060927G


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Leverett House, Harvard University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent a chevron between three leverets courant Sable.


Source

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

Design rationale

Leverett House was named after John Leverett, who was President of Harvard from 1708 to 1724. A leveret is a hare less than one year old. It comes from the diminutive form of the French word “lievre” and also the Latin word “Lepus,” which means hare. This inspired the rabbit motif on the Leverett House shield.

Registered by

Michael Swanson

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Education, US, L, H

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