The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Heraldry Today

Stephen Troy Chledowski

Oromocto, New Brunswick
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge
April 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 436

Arms of Stephen Troy Chledowski

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Blazon

Arms

Gules a griffin segreant Argent within a bordure Or charged with a maple leaf Gules at each angle;

Crest

A mermaid affronty proper queued Vert grasping in her dexter hand a scimitar and in her sinister hand a staff proper supporting a gonfalon ensigned by a rose Gules;

Motto

TUIS ET TIBI HONORI ESTO;


Symbolism

Arms

The white griffin on red field is from the Polish arms of Gryf, here particularized by using a gold border with maple leaves for this Canadian branch of the family.

Crest

The wild rose alludes to Mr. Chledowski’s birth in Alberta. His wife’s ancestral background is symbolized by using a mermaid based on the arms of the city of Warsaw. The gonfalon alludes to her Polish herb Radwan.

Motto

This phrase in Latin means “Bring honour to thy family and thyself”.