Medieval Secular Order Names: Standard Forms of Order Names

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald

© 2008-2009 by Julia Smith. All rights reserved.
Version 1.3, updated 04 May 2009


The standard forms are translated into modern English for ease of use (partially to make it easier for English speakers to use, partially because the documentary forms for the names are sometimes not transparent); the period citations sections should be consulted for dates and documentary forms.


Listing of Standard Forms By Type: All Secular Orders

Abstract Quality
Green (Young/Fresh) Love (Germany)
Old Love (Germany)
Hope (France)
 
Charge
Bear (Germany)
Broom-Pod (France)
Buckle (Germany)
Chestnut Leaf/Beech Leaf (Navarre)
Crescent (France)
Crown (France)
Crown [1] (Germany)
Crown [2] (Germany)
Crown of Roses (Germany)
Club (Germany)
Dog (Germany)
Dog-collar (Germany)
Donkey (Germany)
Dragon (France)
Dragon (Hungary)
Eagle (Austria)
Ear of Wheat (France)
Elephant (Germany)
Elephant [see Virgin Mary]
Ermine (France)
Ermine (Italy)
Falcon [1] (Germany)
Falcon [2] (Germany)
Flail (Germany)
Fox (Germany)
Greyhound [literally Wind[hound]] (Germany)
Griffin [1] (Germany)
Griffin [2] (Germany)
Horn (Germany)
Horn [see St. Hubert]
Horse-comb (Germany)
Hose (Germany)
Hound (France)
Hound (Germany)
Jar (Spain)
Knot or Holy Spirit of Right Desire (Italy)
Leopard (Germany)
Lily (Italy)
Lion [1] (Germany)
Lion [2] (Germany)
Lion [3] (Germany)
Lioness (Italy)
Lizard (Germany)
Lynx (Germany)
Mallet (Germany)
Marsh Hawk [literally "Martin's Bird"] (Germany)
Moon (Germany)
Pomegranate (Spain)
Popinjay (Germany)
Porcupine [see Camail and Porcupine]
Ram (Germany)
Rose (Germany)
Salamander (Austria)
Ship (Italy)
Sickle (Germany)
Spear (Germany)
Spool (Italy)
Star (Germany)
Star (Germany)
Star (Austria)
Star or Lady of the Noble House (France)
Swan [see Our Lady]
Sword (Cyprus)
Sword (Germany)
Thistle [or Saint Andrew] (Scotland)
Tiercelet (France)
Towel (Germany)
Tress (Austria)
Unicorn (Scotland)
Unicorn [1] (Germany)
Unicorn [2] (Germany)
Unicorn [3] (Germany)
Wheel (Germany)
Wolf [1] (Germany)
Wolf [2] (Germany)
Wreath (Germany)
 
Color + Charge
Black Swan (Italy)
Blue Cottage (Germany)
Gold(en) Apple (France)
Gold(en) Fleece (France)
Gold(en) Shield (France)
Gold(en) Spur (Italy)
Gold(en) Tree (France)
Red Sleeve (Germany)
White Greyhound (Navarre)
Other Adjective + Charge
Double Crown (Spain)
Crowned Ibex (Germany)
Pale Horse (Germany)
Prisoner's Iron (France)
Two Charges
Camail and Porcupine (France)
Fish and Falcon (Germany)
Hound and Wreath (Germany)
Unicorn and Maiden (Germany)
 
Regalia
Band, Bend, or Sash (Spain)
Belt (France)
Camail [see Camail and Porcupine]
Collar or Annunciation (Italy)
Cord [or Cord Belt] (France)
Garter or Saint George (England)
Scale (Spain)
Sign (Spain)
 
Saints' Name and Objects of Veneration
Annunciation [see Collar]
Holy Spirit (Spain)
Holy Spirit (France)
Holy Spirit (Germany)
Our Lady or Swan (Germany)
Saint Andrew [see Thistle]
Saint Anthony [1] (Germany)
Saint Anthony [2] (Germany)
Saint Catherine (France)
Saint Christopher [1] (Germany)
Saint Christopher [2] (Germany)
Saint George (Spain)
Saint George [1] (Germany)
Saint George [2] (Germany)
Saint George [1] (Germany)
Saint George [2] (Germany)
Saint George (Hungary)
Saint George (Italy)
Saint George [1] (Germany)
Saint George [2] (Germany)
Saint George [see Garter]
Saint Hubert (France)
Saint Hubert (Germany)
Saint Hubert [or Horn] (Germany)
Saint Jerome (Germany)
Saint Martin (Germany)
Saint Michael Archangel (France)
Saint Paul (Italy)
Saint Peter (Italy)
Saint Sebastian (Germany)
Saint Simplicius (Germany)
Saint Stephen (Italy)
Saint William (Germany)
True Cross (France)
Virgin Mary [or Elephant] (Denmark)
 
Saint + Placename
Lady of the Noble House [see Star]
Our Lady of Gelders (Netherlands)
Saint George of Rougemont (France)
Saint + Other
Holy Spirit of Right Desire [see Knot]
Saint George with the Pelican (Germany)
Saint Georges and Saint Williams Shields (Austria)
Saint Georges Shield (Germany)
Saint Williams Shield (Austria)
 
Person or Group of People
Fool (Germany)
Grail-Templars of Saint George (Austria)
Place
Convent of Our Lady at the Sand (Germany)
Loreto (Italy)
Other
Green Shield with the White Lady (France)


Listing of Standard Forms By Type: Courtly Orders

Abstract Quality
Hope (France)
 
Charge
Broom-Pod (France)
Buckle (Germany)
Chestnut Leaf/Beech Leaf (Navarre)
Crescent (France)
Crown (France)
Dragon (Hungary)
Eagle (Austria)
Ear of Wheat (France)
Elephant [see Virgin Mary]
Ermine (France)
Ermine (Italy)
Horn [see St. Hubert]
Jar (Spain)
Knot or Holy Spirit of Right Desire (Italy)
Lily (Italy)
Pomegranate (Spain)
Porcupine [see Camail and Porcupine]
Ship (Italy)
Spool (Italy)
Star (Germany)
Star or Lady of the Noble House (France)
Sword (Cyprus)
Thistle [or Saint Andrew] (Scotland)
Towel (Germany)
Unicorn (Scotland)
 
Color + Charge
Black Swan (Italy)
Gold(en) Fleece (France)
Gold(en) Shield (France)
Gold(en) Spur (Italy)
White Greyhound (Navarre)
Other Adjective + Charge
Double Crown (Spain)
 
Two Charges
Camail and Porcupine (France)
Regalia
Band, Bend, or Sash (Spain)
Belt (France)
Camail [see Camail and Porcupine]
Collar or Annunciation (Italy)
Cord [or Cord Belt] (France)
Garter or Saint George (England)
Scale (Spain)
Sign (Spain)
 
Saints' Name and Objects of Veneration
Annunciation [see Collar]
Holy Spirit (Spain)
Holy Spirit (France)
Saint Andrew [see Thistle]
Saint Anthony [1] (Germany)
Saint Anthony [2] (Germany)
Saint Catherine (France)
Saint George (Spain)
Saint George [see Garter]
Saint George [1] (Germany)
Saint George [1] (Germany)
Saint George (Hungary)
Saint George (Italy)
Saint Hubert [or Horn] (Germany)
Saint Jerome (Germany)
Saint Martin (Germany)
Saint Michael Archangel (France)
Saint Paul (Italy)
Saint Peter (Italy)
Saint Stephen (Italy)
True Cross (France)
Virgin Mary [or Elephant] (Denmark)
 
Saint + Placename
Lady of the Noble House [see Star]
Our Lady of Gelders (Netherlands)
Saint + Other Element
Holy Spirit of Right Desire [see Knot]
Saint George with the Pelican (Germany)
 
Person or Group of People
Grail-Templars of Saint George (Austria)
Place
Convent of Our Lady at the Sand (Germany)
Loreto (Italy)
Other
No Examples


Listing of Standard Forms By Type: Fraternal Orders

Abstract Quality
Green [Young/Fresh] Love (Germany)
Old Love (Germany)
 
Charge
Bear (Germany)
Crown [1] (Germany)
Crown [2] (Germany)
Crown of Roses (Germany)
Club (Germany)
Dog (Germany)
Dog-collar (Germany)
Donkey (Germany)
Dragon (France)
Elephant (Germany)
Falcon [1] (Germany)
Falcon [2] (Germany)
Flail (Germany)
Fox (Germany)
Greyhound [literally Wind[hound]] (Germany)
Griffin [1] (Germany)
Griffin [2] (Germany)
Horn (Germany)
Horse-comb (Germany)
Hose (Germany)
Hound (France)
Hound (Germany)
Leopard (Germany)
Lion [1] (Germany)
Lion [2] (Germany)
Lion [3] (Germany)
Lioness (Italy)
Lizard (Germany)
Lynx (Germany)
Mallet (Germany)
Marsh Hawk [literally "Martin's Bird"] (Germany)
Moon (Germany)
Popinjay (Germany)
Ram (Germany)
Rose (Germany)
Swan [see Our Lady]
Salamander (Austria)
Sickle (Germany)
Spear (Germany)
Star (Germany)
Star (Austria)
Sword (Germany)
Tiercelet (France)
Tress (Austria)
Unicorn [1] (Germany)
Unicorn [2] (Germany)
Unicorn [3] (Germany)
Wheel (Germany)
Wolf [1] (Germany)
Wolf [2] (Germany)
Wreath (Germany)
 
Color + Charge
Blue Cottage (Germany)
Gold(en) Apple (France)
Gold(en) Tree (France)
Red Sleeve (Germany)
Other Adjective + Charge
Crowned Ibex (Germany)
Pale Horse (Germany)
Prisoner's Iron (France)
Two Charges
Fish and Falcon (Germany)
Hound and Wreath (Germany)
Unicorn and Maiden (Germany)
 
Regalia
No Examples
Saints' Name and Objects of Veneration
Holy Spirit (Germany)
Our Lady or Swan (Germany)
Saint Christopher [1] (Germany)
Saint Christopher [2] (Germany)
Saint George [1] (Germany)
Saint George [2] (Germany)
Saint Hubert (France)
Saint Hubert (Germany)
Saint Sebastian (Germany)
Saint Simplicius (Germany)
Saint William (Germany)
Saint + Placename
Saint George of Rougemont (France)
 
Saint + Other
Saint Georges and Saint Williams Shields (Austria)
Saint Georges Shield (Germany)
Saint Williams Shield (Austria)
 
Person or Group of People
Fool (Germany)
Place
No Examples
Other
Green Shield with the White Lady (France)


HTML editing by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada.

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