Frazier, William James
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.
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.
The American College of Heraldry #1260, 1996
The US Heraldic Register Reg. 20100317A
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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).