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John P. DuLong, Ph.D.

Registration number 20070204K

This certifies that the heraldic arms of John P. DuLong are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Or, between three crosses fleury each surmounted at the center of a roundel Sable, a chevron Argent charged with a chevronel and fimbriated Sable.
Crest: A porcupine passant Proper holding a cross fleury surmounted at the center of a roundel Gules.
Motto: “Tolérance”

Biographical Note

Expert on Acadian, French-Canadian, and Métis genealogical research. Interested in French heraldry


1989 College of American Heraldry #835

Design rationale

Given my ancestry I decided to assume arms based on French heraldic traditions. In particular, I wanted to use a charge that would emphasize my French heritage. However, the fleur-de-lis, which comes to mind first, is over used. Hence, I developed the charge that combines a cross fleury and a roundel. It has the look and feel of a French charge. I employed the chevron ordinary because it was often used in French arms registered in the seventeenth century. The metals and colors I chose were based on playing with a number alternatives and settling on what pleased me the most. I wanted the crest to reflect the Canadian heritage of my French Canadian and Acadian ancestors. Too often the beaver and the maple leaf appear in arms of Canadians. So I wanted to avoid these images—-along with the moose, buffalo, bear, and loon—-for the crest. I resolved to use a North American porcupine to give my crest a New World flavor. This blends nicely with the French tradition!

Since King Louis XII used a European hedgehog and crown as his badge. Lastly, I picked the motto “Tolérance” because one of my heroes as a child was King Henry IV of France and Navarre. It was he who promulgated the Edict of Nantes that allowed limited religious tolerance for the Huguenots of France. The toleration of others, even those with whom we disagree, is an important principle for me.

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