Winslow Coat of Arms
Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms. In their language, the Arms (shield) is as follows:
"D'arg. a la bande de gu., ch. de losanges aboutees d'or."
When translated the blazon describes the original colors of the Winslow Arms and Crest as it appeared centuries ago.
(a silver shield with a diagonal band of red with linked diamonds of gold)
Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as:
"Un chicot au nat."
(a tree stump coming back to life)
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Family mottoes are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times. A motto was recorded with this Winslow Coat of Arms, “Decoptus Floreo”, translated means “Truth Crushed To Earth Shall Rise Again”.
Individual surnames originated for the purpose of more specific identification.
The four primary sources for second names were:
The surname Winslow appears, to be locational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the English, meaning. "One who came from Buckinghamshire", and "dweller on or near Wine's burial mound."
Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations of Winslow to be Winlow, Winclow and Winslowe.