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Jezierza Herb

Jezierza Arms

Arms: Gules, a cross patee concave argent, surmounted of a raven sable, holding in its beak a ring or. Whereupon is set for a crest: out of a ducal coronet three ostrich plumes proper.

There should be a Knight's cross on a red field, on the cross is a raven holding in its beak a gold ring, its head facing the right side of the shield. On the helmet are three ostrich plumes: thus Okolski decribes it, but others do not write that it is a raven on the cross, but only a bird. Bielski fol. 172, M. S. P. Kojal. The Frenchman Willibaldus, first archbishop of Gniezno, is supposed to have brought these arms with him to Poland; he ascended that seat in 966 and occupied it for four years, dying in 970, although others would include this Willibald under the arms Krucynia.

Families Using These Arms

Boguslawski Cwiklowski Drozdowski Galczewski
Szczycienski Szymanowski Zelazo  

[Addition to Niesiecki's text by the 19th-century editor, J, N. Bobrowicz:] Kuropatnicki, Malachowski and others give the following families as using these arms: Iezierzynski, Niemierza, Niemira.

- translated by Leonard Suligowski

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