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Offline firegod

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Help to identify Coat of Arms
« on: Tuesday 10 October 17 08:58 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone identify the attached Coat of Arms, I believe it is Ok UK and possibly Irish origin, the Family name alone would be wonderful.
ThANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANYONE'S ASSISTANCE.

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Re: Help to identify Coat of Arms
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 10:19 BST (UK) »
Many people think a Cost of Arms belongs to their family this is not correct..unless you can "prove" who the Arms was granted to and your the first son of the first son..ect

The pop up shops..that sell these are just into money making for their own good..

https://ancestralfindings.com/real-truth-behind-coats-arms-family-crests/

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Re: Help to identify Coat of Arms
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 10:26 BST (UK) »
If the colour representation is correct then I read the shield as " sable, three buckles or".
The only example of this appears to be Sir Alexander de Bonkyl (born c. 1220) in Boncle in Berwickshire, whose daughter married into the Stewarts and was an ancestor of Lord Darnley, and therefore the Stuart kings etc.
Despite the spelling the "buckles" seem to be a heraldic pun on "Bonkyl" - perhaps you have to be a thirteenth century Scot to "get" it  :)

As an aside, your picture looks as if it is taken from a "Name origin" type website, in which case treat any supposed link with caution. They are not generally noted for their accuracy !
( I see "Yonks ago" has alluded to this as I posted)

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Baron (of Blackburn), Chadwick (Oswaldtwistle), Watkins (Swansea), Jones (x3 Swansea), Colton (Shropshire), Knight (Shropshire/Montgomery) , Bullen (Norfolk), White (Dorset)

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Re: Help to identify Coat of Arms
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 10:41 BST (UK) »
It bears a passing resemblance to this:-

https://www.houseofnames.com/hernandez-family-crest

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Re: Help to identify Coat of Arms
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 13:26 BST (UK) »
Indeed it does, Roger.
House of Names bucket-shop it is and Bonkyl is the answer.
I hope it has some meaning for the OP !

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Re: Help to identify Coat of Arms
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 October 17 22:59 BST (UK) »
Looks like a direct copy from here:
https://www.houseofnames.com/bonkyl-family-crest

John Stewart, second son of Alexander, 4th High Steward, married Margaret, heiress daughter of Sir Alexander Bonkyl (Bunkle and many other spellings) of that Ilk who bore variously Sable three buckles Or and Argent a bend Sable charged with three buckles Or. Many Stewart families descend from this union and bear the buckles.

Taken from:
https://www.baronage.co.uk/bphtm-03/stewart1.html
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)