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Outlands College of Heralds

May 8, 2006
From the Office of the Castle Herald
Baronessa Francesca di Pavia, OP, OL
castle@outlandsheralds.org

UNTO the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this Letter of Presentation, on the 8th day of May, A.S. xxxxi (2006 CE), does Maestra Francesca di Pavia send greetings on behalf of Lady Sorcha MacLeod, White Stag Principal Herald.

This is my first letter for the College. Your comments and suggestions on format, content, etc. are always welcome. I apologize for any errors and ask you to point them out to me so I may avoid similar errors in the future.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the Rampart address is encouraged. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart, Furukusu Masahide-dono, by June 17, 2006, for the Rampart decision meeting tentatively scheduled for June 18, 2006.

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I present the following items for your consideration:


1.  Angel MacBridghe.  New name and device.  Ermine, a horse rampant purpure, in chief sable three fleurs-de-lys argent.
(Dragonsspine) Gender: Don't care. Submitter cares most about the sound of the name. No major changes accepted.
Angel - Withycombe, p. 24
mac Bridghe - Black, p. 460

2.  Friedrich Wilhelmssohn.  New Household name and badge for Corvus AuroraeOr, five gyrons conjoined at the fess point sable.
(Dragonsspine).  Gender: none. No major changes accepted. If the name cannot be registered, submitter requests that the badge be registered to his personal name, which is registered.
The submitter writes: "Household is a 'ship's crew' of an East Indiaman. 'Corvus Aurorae' is therefore actually the names of the ship." Dictionary definitions are provided: "Corvus (raven) - Latin noun corvus (genitive corvi); m, second declension." "Aurorae (dawn) - Aurorae is a derived term from Aurora. Latin noun Aurora; f, first declension." Submitter did not provide citations for the documentation.

3.  Omar ibn Haroun al-Askari al-RumiName resubmission.
(Dragonsspine) Gender: Male. Submitter cares most about the meaning of the name, given as: "Omar, son of Haroun, the Soldier, of Rome", and is interested in authenticity for language and/or culture (unspecified).  Changes accepted.
Originally submitted as Omar al-Sagr al-Antaki. Returned on November 2005 LoR because it contained two isms.
Omar is the submitter's legal given name [driver's license copy provided].
Askari = Soldier (English-Arabic Dictionary, p, 201). Hasan ibn 'Ali ibn Muhammad, Abu Muhammad al-Askari was the 11th Shi'i Imam, lived 845-874 (Dodge, Bayard, ed. The Fihrist of al-Nadim: a Tenth-Century Survey of Muslim Culture, vol. II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970, p, 998).
Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices (Da'ud ibn Auda) is cited as a source, but specifics as to what names are documented from this source are not given.

4.  Seamus McDougal.  New name and device. Per bend sinister argent and gules, a cross crosslette and a falcon belled and jessed, all counterchanged.
(Dragonsspine). Gender: Male. Changes accepted. Submitter cares most about the language/culture of the name [what language/culture is not specified].
Seamus - O'Corrain & Maguire, p. 162
McDougal - Black, p. 487

5.  Ulrik Skytte. 
Device resubmission. Per pale chevronny counterchanged Or and gules, a bull's head couped and a bear's head couped respectant within a bordure sable.
(Blackwater Keep). The previous submission was returned on the December 2005 LoAR for identifiability issues, and because the animals were drawn in trian aspect.

6.  Ximon Yssuri Zaldu.  New name and device.  Pily bendy sinister Or and sable, a phoenix displayed gules.
(Dragonsspine) Gender: Don't care. Submitter cares most about the sound of the name, and desires a name authentic for Basque language and culture. No major changes accepted.
Ximon - Juliana de Luna, Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century, This is a listing of patronymic surnames from Isabel's account books (late 15th c. Spain).[no url provided]
Yssuri - Basque Onomastics of the Eighth to Sixteenth Centuries - Given Names and Patronyms ( http://www.geocities.com/karen/larsdatter/basque/1sz.htm):
(m) -- possibly related to Oxarra, or else the Basque isuri ("spilled"). Appears in this spelling as a given name in 1360 [JGBN]. Zaldu - Buber's Basque Page ( http://www.buber.net/Basque/Surname/Z/zaldibar.html):

ZALDIBAR Zaldibar is a little village, in the Province of Bizkaia, is located in a zone called "Duranguesado", the center of this zone is the Town of Durango. Zaldibar is in the east part of Bizkaia, very close to Gipuzkoa. The old name of Zaldibar was Zaldua.

The basque surnames were originated in the names of farms and houses, the families took their surnames from the name of their house, this was until the Council of Trento (1570), that set the rule that the children must have the same surname as their parents.

The origin of this surname is in a Tower called "Tower Zaldibar" located in this village (I suposse the village took the name from the one of the Tower), there were branches of this family in Durango, Ma=F1aria and Otxandiano (all in Bizkaia), there were other branches in O=F1ate (Gipuzkoa)= , and Vitoria-Gasteiz(Alava). There were a branche called Hurtado de Zaldibar in Cuba. There are a book of 1475 that mention a man with this surname. MEANING: There are two theories:

1st: ZALDI+IBAR
2nd: ZALDU+IBAR
IBAR, means riverside or river bank, or valey
ZALDI, means Horse
ZALDU, means something like wild land, forest, land not cultivated, in spanish SOTO, the origin of this words (the basque and the spanish) is the lathin word SALTUS. I think that in english is Grove or Copse.

Also: International Genealogical Index - Southwest Europe (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ancestorsearchresults/.asp)

JOAN ZALDU - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 11 JUL 1567 Basilica Del Senor Santiago, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
PEDRO ZALDU - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 11 JUL 1567 Basilica Del Senor Santiago, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain



Thus ends the May 2006 Letter of Presentation.

Your servant,

Francesca, Castle Herald


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