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Georges Crochetière

Registration number 20071015A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Georges Crochetière are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per fess Or and Sable, a blacksmith to dexter proper vested in trousers Or and shirt Gules, holding in his dexter hand a hammer and in his sinister hand tongs, in the tongs a horseshoe fesswise points to sinister upon an anvil proper.
Crest: Issuant from a torse Or and Sable, a dexter hand proper holding a horseshoe fesswise points to sinister Or.
Motto: Un nom bien forg�

Design rationale

The armorial bearings of George Crochetière honors the way in which the surname was forged, both humble and rich at the same time.

Gold covers half of the field with black. The gold symbolizes the richness of America and its great rush to gold and at the same time the scarcity of the paternal surname, just like the metal. The black represents the misery that our ancestors endured, the wars, the epidemics, and all experienced on the American continent.

The principal charges of the arms are an anvil and blacksmith forging a horseshoe, which is positioned as the letter "C". Our roots are in the French région of Limousin in a small hamlet called La Crouzetière. One of our ancestors was named Crozetière because of the place, which means in old French ("Crouzet" or "Crozet") a hollow or a recess of the ground. "ière" at the end indicates the feminine gender. Claude Crozetière (Croiszetière) of France is the ancestor of Crochetières in the Americas, and he had children Etienne-Claude and Charles who were blacksmiths in their youth.

Registered by



Personal, Original, CA, C

Roll of Arms