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Jonathan Allen Underwood

Registration number 20070707G

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Jonathan Allen Underwood are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, on a mount Vert, an oak tree fructed proper, charged on the branches with a hornet's nest Argent, gorged with a ducal coronet Or; on the mount a chevron inverted wavy Argent, charged with two chevronels wavy Azure, forming a convergence of two streams.
Crest: On a wreath Argent and Vert a hornet's nest Argent, gorged with a ducal coronet Or, and ensigned with a hornet sitting atop proper.
Motto: Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit (Bidden or not bidden, God is present)


2007 The American College of Heraldry

Design rationale

The converging streams are indicative of my paternal ancestry's settlement along the convergence of Rocky River and Long Creek in what is now Stanly County, NC. Similarly, my maternal ancestry settled on Cross Creek in what is now Cumberland County, NC. The oak tree and color green are puns on my surname, Underwood. The hill the oak tree stands on is a reference to Stoney Mountain, located in the Uwharrie Mountains, where the Underwood farm is situated. The hornet’s nest is a reference to my ancestors who fought in the Revolution and were in the area of Mecklenburg County, NC when General Cornwallis stated that Charlotte was a hornet's nest of rebellion.

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