Saturday, 26 January 2008

Old Fashioned - Photo Hunt

Well you don't get much more Old Fashioned than My Mummy's Family Coat of Arms. It was granted to one of her very early relatives by King James - with was many squillion years ago!

The fishy on the top is actually supposed to be a dolphin over water - this is because the family didn't originate in England, but came here from Italy in the late 1500's. With a name like Caesar I'm told it's pretty easy to trace the family back to the first member to come to this Country - he was a physician and the father of the man awarded this coat of arms. Being a physician also makes him an easy person to trace as there has been a roll recording the names of physicians in this country going back even further than the late 1500's.

This coat of arms hangs over the fireplace at My Mummy's Grandma's house in the New Forest, along with a lot of other very old fashioned but interesting prints of a famous cricket player who was also a family member. He played on the second English Cricket tour of Australia - and they won! :)

14 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

What a cool coat-of-arms, Ramses! :) Thanks for sharing some of the information behind it. Purrfect choice for the Photo Hunt this week. :)

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oh my goodness. You really are an old soul Ramses!

michico*Adan said...

This is extremely cool~! A coat-of arms~!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing with us!!

Team Tabby said...

Your own family coat of arms, that is very impressive and fits the old fashioned theme very well. We thank you, as well, for sharing this wif us.

Mindy & Moe

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a fascinating old fashioned thing! And it was great to learn about you!

Daisy said...

How neat that your family has it's very own coat of arms!

The Cat Realm said...

That is very old-fashioned and very interesting!!! We are impressed!

Christine and FAZ said...

Wow your family is very illustrious Ramses. FAZ

Princess said...

Well, of course, we really like this coat of arms!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Hmmmm...will that coat keep you warm?

Black Cat said...

That's fabulous! I bet the name Caesar could be traced back even further - to a Roman Emperor maybe. There must be some connection, I would have thought. That's so exciting:) xxx

Ramses said...

Oh we trace back to Italy all right, and supposedly to the female line from the dukes de Cesarini in Italy, but there is as far as we know no blood ties to any Roman Emperors. The surname Caesar came about as a result of the Anglicizing of his name officially, following the fashion that Queens Mary and Elizabeth had for calling his father their Doctor Giaus Julius Adelmare, Dr Caesar!

Oh and I'z very pleased you'z liked the coat of arms Prinnie - though I'z quite sure it'd be more appealing iffen it had a tuna fish on top rather than a dolphin! ;)

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Wow - that is so cool...that's like your mommy has a pedigree or something!

I wish my mommy had something like that, but mommy said our gpa can trace our family back squillions and squillions of years. He said they were successful farmers once upon a very long time.

:)

~your dearest Marie xo

Pet's are 4 Life said...

how facicinatings! Our momma was adopted, just like us so we don'ts has a long history...but we don't minds!

Ps.
Yes napoleon came out of hiding, it took 2 weeks...but he likes our GreatGrandma nows, specially when she gives pets and scritches.