Rourke, James William

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Registration Information

Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0014

Registration Date: 21 April 2017

Heraldic Artist: David Farrar

Armiger: James William Rourke of Ontario, Canada


Arms of James William Rourke of Ontario, Canada

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

  • Arms: Per fess wavy Or and Sable three mullets in fess Gules between two lions passant counterchanged.
  • Crest: AIssuant from a bar wavy Azure crested Argent a demi-otter Sable gauntletted Or grasping a sword proper.
  • Motto: ĊUN BUA
  • Badge: A cross Gules surmounted by a three-towered castle Or enflamed proper.
  • Flag: A banner of the Arms

Arms: The colours and figures of these arms are based on those of other O'Rourkes in Ireland. The three red stars are taken from the arms of Frew families and honour Mr. Rourke’s Scottish heritage. The wavy division line symbolizes a sine wave to represent career as a technology consultant.

Crest: The master otter, known in Irish folklore as Dubh Dobhar-chú, is a fierce creature inhabiting waterways. Here it symbolizes a love of the sea and of life. Its armour and sword evoke the crest of the O’Rourkes of Ireland. The wavy bar is in honour of past and present generations who served in various naval services.

Motto: This Irish Gaelic phrase means "To victory".

Badge: The badge for Mr. Rourke combines emblems from his two favourite cities: the red cross from the arms of Montreal and the burning castle from the arms of Dublin. The red cross also represents Mr. Rourke’s service to religious service organizations.

Private Registration(s)

AA0013 ← | AA0014 | → AA0015