June, Joshua Paul, D.O.

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Registration Information

Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0075

Registration Date: 20 April 2020

Heraldic Artist: David P. Burkart

Armiger: Joshua Paul June, D.O. of Lansing, Michigan U.S.A.


Arms of Joshua Paul June, D.O. of Lansing, Michigan USA

* The following blazon and/or emblazonment are certified by the armiger to be his/her original (or inherited) lawful property.

  • Arms: Argent in base a pitchfork and a quill pen in saltire Sable surmounted by an open book Argent inscribed TUEBOR Sable on a chief wavy Azure an American White Ibis volant Proper.
  • Mantling: Azure lined Argent
  • Crest: Issuant from a wreath of the colors the head of a whitetail buck couped Proper.
  • Motto: Fides et Caritas, Sanatio et Diligentia (Faith and Love, Healing and Industry)

Design Rationale

The armiger is descended from French and German ancestors who emigrated to Michigan, USA during the 19th Century. They were engaged in occupations and professions ranging from agriculture and commerce to academia and medicine. All were appreciative of the natural environment of Michigan and some were trappers and hunters. Dr. June and his family enjoy living on the ancestral homestead to this day.

The chief wavy Azure is a reference to water, including Lake Michigan. The Argent shield can be seen as symbolizing winter snow. The pitchfork and writing quill in saltire allude to the farmers, writers, shopkeepers of past generations, while the white Ibis is an ancient symbol of science, writing and medical arts. At the same time, this bird, now found in Michigan, is another reference to the natural environment. Finally, the inscription on the open book, TUEBOR, is taken from the Great Seal of the State of Michigan and translates as "I will defend".

The Whitetail buck featured on the crest is the state game animal of Michigan.

The motto, conceived by the armiger, reflects family tradition, as well.

The helm used in the original emblazonment by David P. Burkart, while not formally blazoned, closely resembles a close helm from an Augsburg armorial ca.1473 and is an allusion to Dr. June's European ancestral roots.

Private Registration(s)

  • None indicated

AA0074 ← | AA0075 | → AA0076