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Byles, Hon. Elvin Mason

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0113
  • Registration Date: 07 April 2022
  • Armiger: Hon. Elvin Mason Byles (1907-1992) Montesano, Washington, USA
  • Heraldic Artist: Richard McNamee Crossett

* 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 as designed and interpreted by Richard McNamee Crossett
Arms as interpreted by Richard McNamee Crossett


Arms:  Per fess dancette of five fir trees Argent and Vert, per pale counterchanged, in chief a lion passant guardant gules langued Or.

Crest:  A demi-lion Gules, holding a fir tree Proper.

Motto:  By Learning Succeed

Design Rationale:

Of English origins, the Byles family migrated to the Washington Territory in the 1850's. For many years the family was involved in the timber industry, as loggers and surveyors. The "fir tree" line of partition in argent and green, together with the English lion reflect this heritage.

Other Registration(s):

  • The American College of Heraldry #1266, 1997

  • The US Heraldic Register Reg. 20100305C

Other Items & Honors

Crest: A demi-lion Gules, holding a fir tree Proper


Standard: The armiger's standard: On the fly, the arms; followed by the crest, and the crest, with the motto 'By Learning Succeed'.

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