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L'Association des Tremblay d’Amérique
Grant of Arms
March 20, 2008
Vol. V, p. 266
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Azure semé of mullets Argent, two rings interlaced Or, on a chief per pale Argent three chevronels Gules and Gules a falcon ensigned by a coronet Or;
TREMBLE ET VA SANS BIAIS;
The upper portion of the shield is divided in two. To the left, the arms of Perche pay tribute to Pierre Tremblay, the Tremblay family ancestor, born c. 1626 in Randonnai, a small town in the Perche region of France. To the right, against a red background, the crowned gold falcon is based on the arms of Aunis, also in France, and recalls the fact that Ozanne Achon, wife of Pierre Tremblay, was born in Chambon in the diocese of La Rochelle. The centre of the shield depicts two interlaced rings symbolizing the union of the ancestral couple. The stars represent the many families that proudly bear the name Tremblay today.
TREMBLE ET VA SANS BIAIS meaning “Tremble and move forward without hesitation”. Here, TREMBLE means to vibrate, in the sense of perceiving with every fibre of one’s being the very pulse and energy of the surrounding environment, as a leaf might quiver in the wind. VA (“go”) is an invitation to begin moving toward one’s destiny. SANS BIAIS means without hesitation or deceit. The first two words of the motto, TREMBLE ET, also refer to the family name Tremblay. In this way, the motto can also be read as “Tremblay va sans biais,” meaning “Tremblay walks straight ahead.”