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1 July 2001, A.S. XXXVI

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Laurel Queen of Arms; Master Pietari Pentipoika, Pelican King of Arms; to the Laurel Sovereign Designate and His Staff; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald!

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms. Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept spelling and grammar corrections; assistance in these areas is appreciated.

1. Beatrice Lumini: NEW BADGE

Lozengy Or and vert, a gondola prow sable.

The name was registered August 1998.

2. Bertrand de Lacy: NEW NAME

Bertrand is the French form of the masculine given name Bertram (Withycombe, p. 49).

A Holme Lacy is cited in the Domesday Book, Herefordshire Index (

Adding the preposition de is a common Norman practice.

3. Francesca Geredrudis Kesselheim: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel 2/01

The name was returned by the CoA for lack of paperwork being sent to Laurel; additionally, the CoA could not find a period date for her original given name, Franziskca, and the submitter will accept the period Italian form Francesca, as suggested by the College.

Geredrudis is the Old German form of Gertrude (p. 132, respectively, Withycombe).

Kesselheim, "kettle home," was not found as a period surname although we have found several families with this surname on the net,undated; it also has been registered to her mother, Rosalinda Gertrude Kesselheim. January 1999.

4. Francesca Geredrudis Kesselheim: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel 3/01

Gules, a pall inverted Or between two unicorns rampant combattant argent and a natural tiger couchant argent, marked sable.

The device was returned for lack of a registered name or holding name to assign it to.

5. Katheryn von Schlegel: NEW NAME

Katheryn is one of several German forms of the name Katherine, dated to 1383, "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia

Women's Names," Talan Gwynek (

Schlegel is found as a German surname in Bahlow, p. 448. I cannot discern whether it is a placename (period examples give a simple Slegel in 1247 and 1309), which would take the preposition von, although I found online an individual in the 18th C. with the name von Schlegel (Friedrich von Schlegel, b. 1772). The submitter does allow minor changed to be made, so if thevon needs to be dropped for the rest of the name to be registered, it can be done.

6. Killian M'Cahall: NEW BADGE

Azure, in bend sinister two quavers Or.

The name was registered June 1995.

The blazon follows the form that is seen with another badge recently registered to the submitter in April 2001, Gules, in fess two quavers Or.

7. William of Ravenscroft: NEW NAME CHANGE, "Pearce Redsmythe"

Although Pearce/Pierce appears fairly early as a surname, it is derived from given names such asPeris (1296) and Peres (1292), from the Old French Piers, the nominative form of Peirre, "Peter" (Reaney and Wilson, p. 273, under "Pierce"). Other alternative spellings using it as a given name include Pers (c. 1515), and Pears and Peirce in 1641 (Withycombe, p. 243, under "Peter"). We ask that the College of Arms consider this spelling a reasonable variant, given the many forms seen as a given name, even in very late period.

Redsmythe is an occupational byname, referring to a work in brass; it is referenced in the Book of Trades (Eygentliche Beshreibung Aller Staende auff Erden), published in 1568 by Hans Sachs. Documentation is forwarded to Laurel. The submitter will accept no changes to the name.

This letter contains 3 new names, 2 new badges, 1 name resubmission, and 1device resubmission. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

O Corrain, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

MacLysaght, E. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1991.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names , 3rd Edition.

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