Rushville, IN, USA

Hammons Coat of Arms

This coat of arms was designed by Rodney R. Hammons after a lot of research and a general understanding of the family history.  There are many other coat of arms under the Hammons name and its various spellings and these are available to view at several sites; however, research has shown that we are not related to the individuals that these coat of arms belong to.  It would be unethical to lay claim to any of them, and in the past, it would also be unlawful.

Each element of the coat of arms has meaning, as well as the color.  Randomly picking a color that "looked nice" may not be appropriate. For example, purple means sovereignty, royal, justice. Black means death, grief, constancy. The color choice for this coat of arms came down to green or blue, with blue being the more appropriate choice.

Old English Font – most common font found on coat of arms, but also symbolizes our English ties.

Blue (Azure) – represents truth, loyalty, strength, faith.

Lamb (shield supporter) – represents faith and resolution of spirit. The rampant (standing on two legs) represents our Christian heritage.

Ram (shield supporter) – represents authority, abundance and rebirth as well as the power to overcome and achieve.

Swords (dividers on the shield) – represents protection, authority, strength, and courage, and our family ties to the military. A Hammons has fought in every military conflict involving the United States except the Mexican War and currently there are 225 known Hammons family members who have served, both male and female, as far back as Francis Hamond (1590-1652) who was mustered at Swaffham in 1639 to “go upon the King’s Service in the North.”

Swan (rampant) – is the symbol of Denmark and represents our Danish and Danish Viking bloodline. It also represents light, love, grace, sincerity, and perfection.

Black Ermine Spots – there are nine and they represent our royal heritage and the location of our most distant known ancestor, John Hamond (c1500-1546), who was born in Norfolk, England. The ermine spots are part of the Norfolk flag which represents the 1st Earl of Norfolk, Ralph de Gaël, who was also Lord of Gaël of Brittany. The flag of Brittany contains 11 ermine spots. Brittany is in the extreme northwest of France and part of the Celtic nations. We have deep ancient ties to the Celts.

Triskelion – represents our deep Celtic roots, a symbol embraced by the Celts. Multiple DNA matches with ancient bones attest to our family roots at the center of Celtic origins in what is now modern-day Czech Republic as far back as 3,000 B.C. The triskelion has many meanings and is actually Greek, meaning three legs. It also represents the Trinity.

Garb – the sheaf of wheat represents the bread of life, hospitality, and prosperity. It signifies the harvest of one’s hopes has been secured, and in this case, it also represents our agricultural heritage. Hammons have been farmers as far back as they can be traced, up to modern times.

Fidem – faith, Familia – family, Fides – fidelity 

If you are a direct Hammons descendant, you have permission to use this coat of arms. If you would like to have a jpg file, please email me and I will send it to you.

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Rodney R. Hammons

433 N Main Street
Rushville, IN 46173


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