Owens, Michael Aaron

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0120
  • Registration Date: 1 June 2022
  • Armiger: Michael Aaron Owens, PhD. of Springville, Utah, USA
  • Heraldic Artist: Dimitri Prica

* 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 interpreted by Dimitri Prica
Arms as interpreted by Dimitri Prica

Blazon:

Arms:  Azure, a chevron burst Argent between in chief three bees in fess proper and in base a beehive Or.

Crest:  The Sun in His Splendor Or.

Mantling  Azure doubled Argent.

Motto:  Organize Yourselves

Slogan:  Break Through!

Badge:  On a hurt fimbriated Argent en soleil a hive Or and three bees proper in chief.

Design Rationale:

The arms visually relate to a critical moment when the armiger accidentally stepped on a yellow jacket hive as a child and learned (painfully) about the power a large group of small critters can have when sufficiently roused to action. The three bees represent his three children, three university degrees, and three work places. The burst chevron represents the armiger as a builder (of minds) as a teacher and as a reminder to stay humble. The beehive is the traditional symbol of his ancestors' homelands. The overall tinctures represent at least one color from each of the universities where he has worked.

Other Registration(s):

  • 14 May 2022, The Heraldry Community Roll of Arms, GreiiN 117

  • 26 July 2018, The International Association of Amateur Heralds, Certificate #498

  • 20 June 2018, Heraldry of the World (Personal Arms), 015/2018

  • 12 January 2018, International Society of Commoners Heraldry, No.:#2017145

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