Archive for February, 2012

Family Crest and Coat of Arms

My research into the Drągowski Family Crest and Coat of Arms has revealed some interesting facts on the subject in general. For instance, it turns out that not all surnames have a coat of arms, or family crest. And for those that do, not all of them are unique to a single surname. It appears that a family crest/coat of arms can be shared by a larger group of surnames, usually based on the region or geographically. This is the case with the Drągowski Family Crest.  My post based on a reprinted excerpt from Wikipedia delves into this subject with greater detail.

The family crest associated with the Drągowski surname, is based on the crest of the Jastrzebiec clan, which can be seen here.

The Drągowski variation of this crest is pictured below:

 

The Drągowski version of the crest varies somwhat from the original, but the similaity cannot be denied. The cross within the horseshoe has been raised to the top, as opposed to being located at the bottom. The Drągowski version also has a crown placed atop the Knights helmet, upon which the falcon roosts.

So I hope this answers any questions you may have had regarding the family crest. It took me awhile to gather this information together, and I hope it can be beneficial to you all.

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