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Phillip John de Souza

Registration number 20060515M

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Phillip John de Souza are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Or, on a chevron Gules a rose Argent, seeded Or, thorned, stalked and leaved proper; in chief two lynxes rampant combattant Azure, armed and langued Gules, and in base a quill pen also Azure.
Crest: Above the Shield is placed a helmet with mantling Gules doubled Or, and on a Wreath Or and Gules is set for Crest, an heraldic tyger passant Argent.


2006 The American College of Heraldry #2850

Design rationale

I chose the colors of the shield which appear to be frequently used in Iberia, as I have ancestry from that part of the world. The lynxes or wildcats are the mascots of my high school alma mater, the pen is for my love of the art of writing, and the rose represents faith and love for my future wife. The chevron reminds me of the hills of San Francisco, my birthplace. Finally, as I was born in the year of the Tiger, I chose an heraldic tyger for the crest.

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Personal, Original, US, D, S

Roll of Arms