Registration number 20150421A
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Matthew Carey LaFave are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
In addition to the armiger, these arms are intended to be shared by the armiger’s wife and descendants. As such, the iconography of the achievement is meant to reflect the characteristics of the LaFave family as a whole. The tinctures symbolize renown (azure), clarity (argent), and honor (vert); they are also the colors used by the armiger and his wife in their wedding.
The bend represents readiness to defend. The open books represent knowledge, scholarship, and intellectual curiosity. The mullets represent marks of excellence.
The duck on the crest represents resourcefulness and a sense of humor. The description of the specific type of duck has been kept flexible so that other members of the family may depict a different duck while remaining faithful to the blazon. The azure star echoes the stars on the shield and ties the achievement together.