Registration number 20091001B
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Michael Conrad Swanson are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below
The arms make visual reference to the surnames of the armiger and his paternal ancestors: the swan alludes to the surname Swanson and the bear paw in the background alludes to his Finnish forefathers' surname, Storkarhu ("great bear" in Swedish and Finnish). The armiger's paternal great-grandfather, Mickel Mickelsson Svens (a.k.a. Michael Swanson, 1874-1961), and Mickel Sven's father, Mickel Mårtensson Storkarhu (a.k.a. Michael Swanson, 1828-1903), both immigrated to Michigan. The bear holding the sheaf symbolizes the Storkarhu farm in Vörå, Finland. The colors blue and gold symbolize Michigan.