The first actual recording of the
name, in the early 13th century, was noted in Denmark but as it was a
name of great antiquity in Holland it is highly likely that the
ancestors of the bearers of the name were in Holland long before any
recording of names.
colour white as a field colour is significant of Peace and sincerity.
Black is symbolic of constancy. Gold, one of the two metals of armory
is significant of generosity. The bars are representative of the
military belt and were granted as recognition for active duty. The
star denotes one considered to have given everything humanly possible.
The crown was granted to those whose loyalty to the crown had been
tried and proven.
Originated in Germany in Saxen The
first recording of the name was in Pomerania in the early 11th
century. The name Schimmel has been recorded throughout Europe.
The colour gold denotes generosity.
Generosity does not mean mass distribution of his worldly possessions
but denotes a bearer of arms who can display a true Christian charity
in victory. Black is symbolic of constancy. The anchor was the
Christian emblem of hope. The sword was considered a weapon suited
both for justice and its execution. The lion has always held a high
place in heraldry and has ever been the emblem of the warrior.