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Maynard/O'Byrne Coat of Arms

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Re: Maynard/O'Byrne Coat of Arms

Posted: 1515885211000
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There very well may be, but without knowing more of the history of the families who bear these arms, it may be very hard to determine what that reason is.

For Maynard and Hand, the arms are "canting;" that is, they contain pun on the surname. "Main" is French for "hand" (see, e.g., "main gauche," a parrying weapon held in the "left hand"); "Hand," of course, is more obvious in English.

David
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