When a human figure on a coat of arms which is in the act of walking can be said to be “Ambulant.”  I have only seen this term used on authentic coats of arms in regards to humans.  “Passant” is the correct term for other manners of creatures walking and is seen applied to human figures as well.

A savage shown "ambulant"

Kip Kay @ Heraldry on History Road ©2008-2011

Ambulant: walking; passant generally used.

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry; Parker & Company (1894).

Ambulant – This signifies walking: coambulant, walking together.

Pimbley’s Dictionary of Heraldry; Arthur Pimbley (1908).

Originally posted 2010-11-03 11:30:51.


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