Posted by Bob Frewen on 03 July , 2001 at 23:15:46:
In Reply to: Coat of Arms. posted by Darryl Frewin on 03 July , 2001 at 00:59:13:
There is no such thing as a Frewen or Frewin or Frewing or Fr-whatever coat of arms. Arms are granted to an individual, for his/her own use and they are that person's "real property" - i.e. if another uses them it is theft, similar to copyright theft. One cannot legally start producing luggage with the Louis Vuitton logo on it without permission, or call your company General Electric, or whatever.
A JJ Frewen in Australia in 1999 applied for and was granted arms by the Chief Herald of Ireland - they are his, his alone, and can be seen at
Arms have been granted to other Frewens over the years in England, Burke's Landed Gentry has copies. Any good library will have it/get it.
The common Frewen theme is the crest, which is a lion rampant, langued and collared (you can see it on the above site)
Various companies try to profit from the current interest in genealogy and purport to sell "family" coats of arms. No such thing. Produced on parchmant paper that is as fake as the research that goes into them, they will be avoided by anyone who knows anything about genealogy. If those people sold second hand cars you would not go near them.
Probably not what you wanted to hear, but I hope it helps,
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