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KEATS CREST

Postby Malia » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:44 pm

Here's a bit of trivia for you about the family Keats. Seems that one of the earliest Keats to settle in America was John's brother George.

http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/keats-family-crest.htm
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Postby Saturn » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:59 pm

Very interesting.

Thanks for the link Malia :P

Everyone add a link to your own crest if you have one.

Here's mine:

http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_ ... &s=Saturn
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Postby Malia » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:19 am

Here's mine:

http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_details.asp?sId=&s=ayers

My family also has a myth about how our name came to be. Supposedly, *way* back in the mists of time during some battle or other in Scotland, a Lord (or was it a Knight?) fell off his horse and got pinned in such a way that he was being asphixiated by his helmet. My anscestor, seeing his distress, came to his aid and saved the man's life. At that moment, the Lord/Knight dubbed the man "Sir Ayr" (because he helped the man breathe. . .gave him "air". . .get it? :lol: ;) ) and his decendants have been "ayrs" ever since! I don't know if it's true or not--but who cares? It's a cool story :)

I'm just happy I share the same family surname as my favorite character in literature--Jane Eyre :)
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Postby AhDistinctly » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:03 am

Malia wrote:I don't know if it's true or not--but who cares? It's a cool story :)


Wonderful story, Malia!

I decided to get in on the fun and check for my family coat of arms. Not surprisingly, it was not available. However, the site encouraged me to bookmark and check back as new names are being "researched" all the time. :roll:

On an interesting side note, I decided to Google my family name with the words "family crest." The usual hoard of geneology sites came up, along with one link for a state "unclaimed property" page on which I found my sister's name! It appears that she has an old insurance policy from when she was a baby that is worth about $900! :shock:

Alas. I guess I am destined to remain coatless and penniless.
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Postby AhDistinctly » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:55 pm

As a follow up to my last post in this thread -- my sister is actually getting that money. $864 to be exact.

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Postby Saturn » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:56 pm

:shock:

Are you getting any of it? :lol:
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