Frazier, William James

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0111
  • Registration Date: 07 April 2022
  • Armiger: William James Frazier (1872-1914) of Champaign County, Illinois, 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

Blazon:

Arms:  Argent on a bend cotised Azure a chain of three fraises Argent seeded Or alternating with two saltires faceted Or all conjoined by chain links also Or.

Crest:  A stags head couped azure attired Or gorged with a collar of one saltire Or between two fraises Argent seeded or conjoined by chain links also Or.

Motto:  I Am Prepared

Badge:  A saltire Or charged at the center by a fraise Argent seeded Or.

Design Rationale:

My Maternal Grandfather, William was a dairy farmer and race horse breeder in central Illinois. He was descended from the Frazier's of Western Virginia who immigrated to the US from Scotland through Ireland in 1760.

I wished to include the three fraises found in all of the Fraser arms matriculated with Lord Lyon, but in such a way as to not imply a direct relationship to any of these families. I designed what I call the Frazier chain" composed of conjoined fraises and satires, to be used a charge. The design incorporates the "fraise found in all Fraser/Frazier arms, combined with the Scottish cross of St. Andrew, as well as the tinctures, Azure and Argent of nearly all Fraser/Frazier arms. The crest too, incorporates the stag's head of the Lovat Frasers.

Other Registration(s):

  • The American College of Heraldry #1260, 1996

  • The US Heraldic Register Reg. 20100317A

Other Items & Honors

Crest: A stag's head couped azure attired Or gorged with a collar of one saltire Or between two fraises Argent seeded or conjoined by chain links also Or.

Badge: A saltire Or charged at the center by a fraise Argent seeded Or

Standard: The armiger's standard : On the fly, the arms; followed by the crest, the badge and the badge, with the motto 'We Are Prepared' (for the sake of honor).

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