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Russell Kevin Kopke

St. Albert, Alberta
Grant of Arms and Badge
March 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 14

Arms of Russell Kevin Kopke

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a ram rampant and in base two bars wavy Argent;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet erablé Argent a demi-griffin Azure holding an aloe flower Argent;

Motto

PERSEVERANCE ∙ STRENGTH ∙ FORTITUDE;


Symbolism

Arms

The ram has been used by the Kopke family as its representative symbol for a lengthy time. The two bars, forming several divisions represent the family’s migrations from Prussia to South Africa to Canada, as well as alluding to Mr. Kopke’s current residence in Alberta.

Crest

The griffin was the emblem for the province of Pomerania in the former Kingdom of Prussia, from which many of Mr. Kopke’s ancestors emigrated. The aloe flower is indigenous to the area in South Africa where the family settled. The coronet represents the Canadian residence of the family.

Motto

Not applicable