Winthrop House, Harvard University

Registration number 20060927K

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Winthrop House, Harvard University in honor of Governor John Winthrop (1588-1649) and Harvard President John Winthrop (A.B. 1732) are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent three chevronels Gules overall a lion rampant Sable.


Joo-Hee Chung, "What are the meanings of the house and graduate school shields?", Harvard Crimson 11/01/2001

Design rationale

Winthrop House was named for two Winthrops prominent in Massachusetts history —- John Winthrop (1588-1649), the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and his descendant John Winthrop (A.B. 1732), the Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Experimental Philosophy as well as acting President of Harvard from 1773 to 1774. The house adopted as its shield the crest of the Winthrop family, a lion on a shield with three chevrons in the background.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, W, H

Roll of Arms