George Robin Meldrum

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Grant of Arms and Flag, with differences to Robyn Isabelle Evangeline Meldrum, Jacob Henry George Meldrum and Eric Lloyd MacLean Sigurdson
November 20, 2020
Vol. VII, p. 305

Arms de George Robin Meldrum
Arms de George Robin Meldrum
Flag of George Robin Meldrum
Differenced Arms for Robyn Isabelle Evangeline Meldrum, child of George Robin Meldrum Differenced Arms for Jacob Henry George Meldrum, child of George Robin Meldrum Differenced Arms for Eric Lloyd MacLean Sigurdson, child of George Robin Meldrum
 
Arms de George Robin Meldrum

Arms de George Robin Meldrum

Blazon

Per fess wavy Or and Azure a bar wavy issuant therefrom two demi-otters, in base a garb all counterchanged;

Symbolism

The otters issuing from the wavy stripe are inspired by the arms of other Meldrum families in Scotland. For Mr. Meldrum, they also represent the many swimmers whom he has coached in several clubs. The blue and gold colours allude to Ukraine, the ancestral country of Mr. Meldrum’s mother. The wheat symbolizes the farming occupation of his mother’s ancestors.

Crest

Blazon

A demi-otter Azure holding three lilies Argent and issuant from a bar wavy Azure;

Symbolism

The otter repeats the symbolism of the arms. The white lilies allude to those in the arms of the City of Dundee, Scotland, where several generations of Mr. Meldrum’s ancestors lived before coming to Canada.

Motto

Blazon

PATIENCE AND STRENGTH OF MIND;

Symbolism

These attributes are particularly valued by Mr. Meldrum as a military officer.

Flag of George Robin Meldrum

Flag of George Robin Meldrum

Blazon

A banner of the arms;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Robyn Isabelle Evangeline Meldrum, child of George Robin Meldrum

Differenced Arms for Robyn Isabelle Evangeline Meldrum, child of George Robin Meldrum

Blazon

The Arms of George Robin Meldrum debruised with a three-point label Argent during her father’s lifetime; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following the latter’s death;

Symbolism

The three-point label indicates that she will inherit her father’s arms.

Differenced Arms for Jacob Henry George Meldrum, child of George Robin Meldrum

Differenced Arms for Jacob Henry George Meldrum, child of George Robin Meldrum

Blazon

The Arms de George Robin Meldrum bruised with a bordure per fess wavy Azure and Or;

Symbolism

The bordure is a way of differencing his father’s arms.

Differenced Arms for Eric Lloyd MacLean Sigurdson, child of George Robin Meldrum

Differenced Arms for Eric Lloyd MacLean Sigurdson, child of George Robin Meldrum

Blazon

The Arms of George Robin Meldrum debruised of three abacus wires with their beads Or in place of the garb;

Symbolism

The stripes and counting beads represent an abacus, symbolizing his study of actuarial mathematics.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on March 27, 2021 in Volume 155, page 1319 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to George Robin MeldrumLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to George Robin MeldrumLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to George Robin MeldrumLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to George Robin Meldrum

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher

Yolande Lessard

Recipient Type

Individual