Ian Christie McDermaid

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Registration of Arms
January 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 347

Arms of Ian Christie McDermaid
Arms of Ian Christie McDermaid
 
Arms of Ian Christie McDermaid

Arms of Ian Christie McDermaid

Blazon

Gules on a fess between in chief a cross-crosslet flanked by two boars’ heads Argent armed Or and in base a like boar’s head flanked by two cross-crosslets Argent, a celestial crown Sable its stars Or between two lymphads Sable, sails unfurled and flagged Gules, all within a bordure engrailed Or;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The boars’ heads and cross-crosslets are charges commonly found in the coats of arms of McDermaid families. The lymphads likely allude to the family’s maritime history, since Mr. McDermaid’s father was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, his grandfather worked for the Anchor Cunard Line, his great-grandfather was a naval officer, and his great-great-grandfather was a sea captain. The gold border is a Scottish method of differencing, indicating that Mr. McDermaid is the second son of his father, who was himself a second son.

Crest

Blazon

A demi-lion Argent armed and langued Gules, its head and sinister leg enfiling a wreath of bog myrtle proper, holding a cross-crosslet Argent;

Symbolism

The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The lion is commonly found in the crests of McDermaid families. Bog myrtle is a plant associated with the Clan Campbell, of which McDermaid families are a sept.

Motto

Blazon

OCH AYE;

Symbolism

This Scots expression means “Oh yes.”

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5668 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent registering the heraldic emblems of Ian Christie McDermaid

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Not Available.

Painter

Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh / Cour du roi d’armes Lord Lyon, Édimbourg

Calligrapher

Not applicable

Recipient Type

Individual

Other Information

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 3 September 1960.