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Robert G. Safsten


Registration number 20081012A


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Robert G. Safsten (1930-2007) which are offered in memoriam and conveyed to his descendants are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per bend Sanquine and Or, on a bend wavy Azure, between in sinister an open stone doorway proper and in dexter three sheaves of reeds (Phragmites australis) Vert each bound with a ribbon Gules, three compass roses palewise Or.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Sanguine, a Viking ship proper upon the sail a reindeer elancé Argent antlers Gules.
Motto: Där jag hör hemma ("Where I Belong")
Badge: A reindeer elancé Argent antlers Gules charged with a compass Or fimbriated Vert.




Biographical information

Robert G. Safsten (1930-2007) was born and raised in the far northwest corner of Washington State. He was known locally for being an excellent teacher, community and church leader. He left a large posterity with a heritage of patriotism, high standards and a love of people of many cultures.

Design rationale

The red and gold shield represents the old "blood" world and the new world. The blue wavy bend symbolizes the waters which our ancestors crossed, dividing the old world from the new world. It also symbolizes the protection of our heritage. The three 4 point compasses on the Bend represent his children. This is to remind his posterity to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors, always striving to follow the correct path. The Arch/Doorway in the upper field represent the Stability of the Home. Its door is always open to those in need. As our “doors” must always be open to those around us. It is stylized in an “ancient” manner to represent the lasting nature of his Family. The three bushels of reeds represents: 1) "three" means “Perfect” -- a perfect family is one which all members belong; 2) The red cords represent the Blood relation, as well as the need to always be close to one another; and 3) Green represents the youth of his family in the new world. (U.S.A.).

Registered by

Daniel Safsten

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Personal, Original, US, S

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