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Cynthia Annette Swendra née Kasparek

Registration number 20060707C

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Cynthia Annette Swendra née Kasparek designed in tribute to her mother Sally Maline Freeborn née Fagan and in memoriam for her father Gerald Edward Kasparek are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Sanguine, a two-tailed lion (Bruncvik's lion) rampant Argent crowned, armed and tufted Or holding in its paws by the bows three keys fesswise bows interlaced wards to dexter facing downwards Or and in chief a mullet of eight points Or all within a tressure Or.
Crest: A griffin rampant Argent armed, winged and tufted Or supporting in its talons an heraldic rose Or slipped and leaved proper.
Motto: Honoris Causa

Design rationale

Bruncvik's two-tailed lion, first used in 13th century Moravia, represents Gerald Edward Kasparek's Czech ancestry. The three keys allude to the three children of Gerald Edward Kasparek. The 8 point star is called the Sternberk star from the coat of arms of the Kasparek's ancestral town of Zlin. The lion standing beneath the star is an allusion to the legend of Kaspar who was one of the three magi who visited Christ in Bethlehem. In the crest, the griffin is holding an heraldic rose, and alludes to the Fagan side of the family. A griffin is used in the crest of a well-known Fagan's arms.

Registered by



Personal, Original, US, S, K

Roll of Arms