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Don McLean Aitchison

Port Hope, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Badge
July 4, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 10

Crest of Don McLean Aitchison

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Blazon

Crest

A rooster Sable queued Vert semé de lis Or membered combed and wattled Gules beaked Or grasping in the dexter claw a feather Gules quilled Or;


Symbolism

Crest

The crest is based on other Aitchison crests. The rooster a fitting symbol for one called to proclaim Christ to the world and to call people into a relationship with him. It is an old Christian symbol of watchfulness or vigilance. The fleurs-de-lis are also Christian symbols of the Trinity and of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here they are also subtle references to those found in the badge of the Township of Minto. Fr. Aitchison’s grandfather was for many years the secretary-treasurer of that municipality, hence also the feather held by the rooster.