Roberts Family Crest

roberts coat of arms - to pathAnd the Roberts family crest / arms. This is a rebuild from a document that my dad sent me. I believe it was from May Roberts, but I’m not sure on that. I had to clean it up some to interpret it, but here’s the description:

Arms: Sable, on two Chevrons argent, cotised. On the chevron three mullets  of six points, pierced of the field.Crest: On a mont vert, an eagle, displayed, azure, wreathed around the neck with ivy, vert.

Sable is a dark brown. Cotised (the scan I was sent says “eotised”, but that’s a typo) mean smaller versions surrounding a bigger one. Argent means silver or white. The original paper said “mutters” instead of “mullets”,  but either way these are stars signifying spurs as used on a horse. Pierced just means that there is a hole in the center.

The motto provided in the scan I have is “Post Furnera Vit; Virture”. Properly that is “Vivit Post Funera Virtus”, which means “Virtue lives on after the grave” or “Virtue outlives death”. So I’ve put all of this together into a vector drawing and here it is. Let me know what you think. As with the White family crest, I’ve added this to a bazillion different items on cafepress.com that you can buy. See the link on the right side of the page.

roberts coat of arms