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" Fairbairn took the king by the thigh, and set him on the saddle), his royal master gave him the appellation of Armstrong, and assigned him for crest " an armed hand and arm, in the hand a leg and foot in armour, couped at the thigh, all ppr. "
Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry - Page 23
1847
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A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great ..., Volume 4

John Burke - Heraldry - 1838
...in which it was performed (for Fairbairn took the king by the thigh, and set him on the saddle), his royal master gave him the appellation of Armstrong,...and foot in armour, couped at the thigh, all ppr." The Armstrongs of the border were at the head of a numerous and warlike clan, who, upon all differences...
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English Surnames: An Essay on Family Nomenclature, Historical ..., Volume 2

Mark Antony Lower - Names, Personal - 1849
...in which it was performed (for Fairbairn took the king by the thigh and set him on his saddle), his royal master gave him the appellation of Armstrong,...him for crest — ' an armed hand and arm ; in the left hand a leg and foot in armour, couped at the thigh all proper.' "f The next anecdote has often...
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Patronymica Britannica, a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom

Mark Antony Lower - 1860
...the battle field by lifting him on horseback after he had been dismounted. The crest of the family, " an armed hand and arm ; in the hand a leg and foot in rich armour, couped at the thigh," is said to allude to the manner in which Fairbairn raised the King...
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A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of ..., Volume 1

Sir Bernard Burke - Gentry - 1862 - 1759 pages
...1845. 1 Anna-Louisa, d. 10 Aug. 1850. Arm» — Gu. , three arms, rambracod, hands, npr. <•,,.[ — An armed hand and arm ; in the hand a leg and foot in rich armour, couped at the thigh. M ot to— VI et armia. Seat— Garry Castle House, King's County....
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A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of ..., Volume 2

Sir Bernard Burke - Gentry - 1863
...by the leg and set him on the saddle), his royal master gave him the appellation of ' Arm-strong,1 and assigned him for crest, ' an armed hand and arm,...and foot in armour, couped at the thigh, all ppr. ' " The Armstrongs of the Border were at the head of a numerous and warlike clan, the most famed of...
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The History and Antiquities of Roxburghshire and Adjacent ..., Volume 4

Roxburghshire (Scotland) - 1864
...this assistance, the king gave him the name of Armstrong, bestowed upon him many lands on the border, and assigned him for crest " an armed hand and arm, in the hand a leg and foot in armour, coupcd at the thigh, all propcr.f The celebrated Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie was the brother of...
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 56

New England - 1902
...Fairbairn took the king by the thigh and set him on his saddle), his royal master gave him the name of Armstrong, and assigned him for crest an armed hand and arm, in the hand a leg and foot in armor couped at the thigh all proper." The family line descends from the above named Robert' Armstrong...
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The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature ..., Volume 1

William Anderson - Heraldry - 1877
...taken the king by the thigh, and set him at once on the saddle, his royal master gave him the name of ARMSTRONG, and assigned him for crest, " an armed...hand and arm, in the hand a leg and foot in armour, coupcd at the thigh, all proper.'' Amongst the clans on the Scottish side of the border, the Armstrongs...
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The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature ..., Volume 1

William Anderson - Heraldry - 1867
...taken the king by the thigh, and set him at once on the saddle, hij royal master gave him the name of ARMSTRONG, and assigned him for crest, "an armed hand and arm, in the hand a leg and foot in armonr, conped at the thigh, all proper.'* Amongst the clans on the Scottish side of the border, the...
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The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History ..., Volume 8

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - New Hampshire - 1885
...him on his saddle. For this timely assistance the king rewarded him with lands upon the border, and gave him the appellation of Armstrong, and assigned him for crest, an armed hand and arm ; in the left hand a leg and foot in armor, couped at the thigh, all proper. This crest is borne at the present...
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