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Todd Michael Silvia


Registration number 20080117E


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Todd Michael Silvia are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Or five Pine Trees eradicated in saltire and on a bordure Vert sixteen Maple Leaves of the field.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Vert a demi-wolf rampant Or holding in its dexter forepaw a maple leaf Vert.
Motto: Consilium Instinctum (Inspired Purpose)




Design rationale

Todd Silvia's arms are designed to reflect several family relationships. The first is his surname, Silvia. To reference Silvia, similar to latin silva, or forest, five trees are used. Further, the trees are New England pine trees to reference Todd's origins in New England, given that these pine trees (shown eradicated) are used in this way in the colonial New England flag. Additionally, his relationship with his siblings with the surname MacLea is also illustrated by use of the New England pine tree, which is also to be found in the arms of that particular American MacLea family. Lastly, the bordure charged with maple leafs represents his mother's family of French Canadian origin (Clements and Thibodeaus). In the crest, the French Canadian connections are further evidenced by including a wolf holding a maple leaf. The wolf has no particular symbolism but is a creature for which the armiger has great affection.

Biographical information

Todd was born in 1969, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Eli Silvia, Jr., and Lorraine Silvia née Clement (later MacLea). Todd Silvia's field of occupation is printing and publishing.

Registered by

Kyle MacLea

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Personal, Original, US, S

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