The coat of arms of Thomas Anderson of Gloucester County, Virginia.
Thomas Anderson came to the colonies of British North America in 1634 from Northumberland, England.
The Coat of Arms Blazoned: Or, on a chevron gules between three hawks’ heads erased sable, as many acorns slipped argent.
Crested: An eagle’s head erased argent, holding in the beak paleways an arrow gules, headed and feathered or.
Motto: Nil desperandum, auspice Deo.
The arms were most likely awarded in England by the King of Arms.
Crozier lists Brigadier General Thomas McArthur Anderson of Erie County, Ohio as having the same arms of Thomas Anderson.
As cited in the 1904 Edition of Crozier’s General Armory; William Armstrong Crozier, Fox Duffield & Company, New York.
What was the Coat of Arms of the Anderson family from Gloucester County, Virgina?
Or, on a chevron gules between three hawks’ heads erased sable, as many acorns slipped argent.
Not the similarity with with Arms of John Anderson of Watertown, Massachusetts. We could guess that John Anderson is a decendant
Originally posted 2011-03-16 10:32:51.