Coat of Arms

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CRESPEL DE A TRICHE. Bretagne et Normandie

“De gules a’ une main fermee d’argent, accompagnee des trois cygnes du meme”
A red shield with a silver closed hand surrounded by three silver swans

A swan argent

Color fidesque perennis – Beauty and everlasting faith

Gules (red) is the color of military fortitude and magnanimity
Argent (silver) signifies peace, sincerity, charity
Hand – Faith, sincerity, justice, a collected mind
Swan – the ensign of poets, writers, musicians

Henri Jougla DeMorenas, Grand Armorial de France, vol. II, p.762
J.B. Reitstap, Armorial General, 1884, vol. I, p. 762
W. Cecil Wade, The Symbolisms of Heraldry