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Kenneth Franklin Mansfield


Registration number 20080202A


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Kenneth Franklin Mansfield are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Vert a Barrulet dancetty reversed throughout Argent on a chief Gules a Celtic Cross between two Mullets of seven points inverted Argent.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors a Groundhog (Marmota monax) sejant erect holding in its dexter paw a Sprig of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) proper.
Motto: VITAM FORTITER AGERE (To live bravely)
Badge: A mullet of seven points inverted Vert intertwined with a sun cross Argent.




Design rationale

Green (Vert) symbolizes life, and the renewal of life represented by Spring. The armiger is a drummer and the white or silver (Argent) barrulet dancetty creates a zig-zag pattern on the shield to mimic the rope of a rope-tension drum. The red (Gules) of the chief serves as a reminder to be more passionate in one's life. The charges on the chief are graphic representations the armiger is drawn to for a variety of reasons. The stars (or mullets) of seven points represent, among other things, the armiger's Cherokee ancestry. The Celtic cross represents the armiger's Celtic heritage, with ancestors from Scotland and Ireland. It also represents the Christian faith of his ancestors Presbyterians, Quakers, and many others. The Celtic cross predates Christianity, though, and the armiger finds it to be a nice representation of his belief in the connectedness of all living things. The crest represents the Southeastern American roots of the armiger, but also the fact that he was born on Groundhog Day in North Carolina (Land of the Longleaf Pine).

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