Belarusian gentry's Coats of Arms


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Gallery of Belarusian (Greatlitvan) szlachta's Shields

The series "Armorial of the Belarusian Szlachta *)" ("Гербоўнік беларускай шляхты") has been published since 1996, its volumes are being prepared in collaboration with the National Historical Archive of Belarus Republic. Based on these publications I have systematized the information about Belarusian gentry's coats of arms and their bearers which I am happy to present to you here.

The images of Shields have been reconstructed on the basis of the drawings published in the volumes of series and adapted according to current Heraldry standards. Some of the Arms images are published on the Internet for the first time.

General notes:

  • Coats of Arms are sorted alphabetically. For your convenience, to ease further detailed searching the alphabetical list is divided into roughly equal groups small enough to fit a page.
  • The name of the Coat of Arms is written to the right of the image. Alternative names of the same one used in the volumes are given in parentheses.
  • In case of discrepancies between a depiction of a particular Coat of Arms and its classic version, there is a note "(alt.)" after its name.
  • To ease navigation, there is a specified alphanumeric code to every bearer's family name: a letter refers to the volume, and a numeral indicates index number of the article dedicated to that family.
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    *) Authentic name of gentry.
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