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Burkart, David P.

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0130
  • Registration Date: 24 June 2023
  • Armiger: David P. Burkart of Miami, Florida, USA
  • Heraldic Artist: David P. Burkart
  • * The following blazon and/or emblazonment are hereby Certified by the armiger listed, to be his/her original (or inherited/matriculated) Arms.

    Category: American Armigers

Arms of David P. Burkart
Arms of David P. Burkart as interpreted by the Armiger


Arms:  Azure the barbican of a castle having two towers all embattled with drawbridge down all proper; at nombril point an escutcheon paly bendy Argent and Azure on a chief Argent three fig leaves stems upward Vert

Crest:  Issuant from a wreath Argent and Vert an armed dexter hand proper holding a lightning bolt Or and a peavey proper.

Mantling:  Vert lined Argent

Motto:  Fide Non Armis (By Faith not by Arms)

Design Rationale:

Shield: The castle reflects possible derivation of the Burkart surname—“a fortified high place”or“guardian of the castle”. The escutcheon bears a version of the arms of Bavaria, Paly bendy Argent and Azure—a nod to paternal and maternal ancestors who emigrated from Bavaria. The three fig leaves in chief signify the work of many forebears in the agricultural and forest products fields.

Crest: The mailed glove alludes to those who served in the military, while the lightning bolt represents family members who made notable contributions to the construction and operation of hydro-electric generating facilities and telephony. The peavey more specifically symbolizes those ancestors who worked in logging and sawmill operations.

Motto: the motto.honors the family’s proud tradition of service to the church as laity, clergy and professed religious.

The achievement of arms was designed in memory of ancestors with the expectation that descendants may opt to change the crest and motto, while retaining the design of the shield.

Other Registration(s):

  • International Association of Amateur Heralds, (Fellow) Members Roll 2003: 2003,

  • Order of St. Thomas of Acre Arrmorial Roll, 2022 [Armiger is Grand Baillif and Chief Herald]
  • American Heraldry Society Member Arms 2023
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