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From: "Gary VanGeyte" <>
Subject: Re: [BEL-R] Belgian Families Coat of Arms/Crests
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 06:47:49 -0500
In-Reply-To: <BLU133-W17D1B32E8A9B10CB317018B33F0@phx.gbl>

I have recently procured a book currently in print by Ottfried Neubecker
titled "A Guide to Heraldry" It has information on Belgium.
I know that the Lion is present.
I hope this helps.
Best regards,

Gary Van Geyte

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Dave DeMeuse
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:36 AM
To: ;
Subject: [BEL-R] Belgian Families Coat of Arms/Crests

Dear All,

First, I apologize to those who are French-speaking for my possible poor
English in this email...

Although I aware that Coat of Arms or Crests were granted to individuals
and not families, it has become in modern times, to associate heraldry
to surnames.

I'm not necessarily asking for websites regarding searching for family
crests or general websites about heraldry - unless they're pertinent.

What I am asking, is if there are any specific resources (books,
websites, people living in Belgium) that would know (or confirm) of
Belgian Family Coat of Arms. I'm sure many of you are also interested in
this kind of thing, so I'd very much appreciate it if you'd tell me how
you conducted your research or who you contacted/what resources you
used/where to find information.

Are there any specific symbols that Belgian Crests contain that would
make it uniquely Belgian? (e.g. the emblem of Wallonia, a red rooster).

Merci BrĂ¢mint,
Dave DeMeuse

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