Appendix III Moran Coats of Arms continued further...



8. Arms- De queles, a trois etoiles d'or, posees 2 et 1.

Family- Believed to be a Morant that dropped the `t'. They were in Soissons, France in 1696 and Picardie, France in 1878.

Source- Burke's Supplements to Amorial General.

9. Arms- d'azur an croissant d'argent

Family- A Morin family of Paris, France.


Notice the similarity with this Morin Coat Of Arms with the same motto.





On the left is the coat of arms of the Morin Association of Quebec.






On the right is the coat of arms of the Murrin family which may or may not be related. There are Murrins from Ireland and Scotland.

Found this French Morin Coat of Arms on the Internet with no further description.







Morin Coat of Arms shown earlier for a Morin in Kernabat, Brittany, but in color >




A Mauran Coat of Arms of Italy/France


This French Moran crest was found on the internet from a company providing armorial shields with no further discussion


Known Spanish Coats of Arms for Morán:

The Coat of Arms that follows next is from a Moran family in Asturias, Spain. Asturias is a principality located just east of the area of Galacia, Spain. The Coat of Arms illustrations for this Spanish section were provided by Senor Eduardo Moran Dosta of Mexico.

The similarity of this first illustration with the Moran Coat of Arms described by Reistap in Les Planches de l'Amorial General published in 1557 and shown on the previous page in two illustrations must be commented on. Indeed, in French, Asturias is spelled Asturies.





10. Arms- En azur, cinco hierros de lanza, de plata, manchados de Snagre y puestos en aspa.

Source- Repertorio De Blasones De La Comunidad Hispanica, 2nd Edition, Madrid, 1987.






11. Arms- En gules, un áquila, parda, que lleva un casco colgante de su pico.

Source- Repertorio De Blasones De La Comunidad Hispanica, 2nd Edition, Madrid, 1987.





12. Arms- En plata, una banda, de Sinople, engolda en dos cabezas de dragantes del Mismo color.

Source- Repertorio De Blasones De La Comunidad Hispanica, 2nd Edition, Madrid, 1987.





13. Arms- En gules, tresbandas, de azur, acompañadas de una lis de plata, en jefe otra un punta.

Source- Repertorio De Blasones De La Comunidad Hispanica, 2nd Edition, Madrid, 1987.





14. Arms En plata, un léon, de azure, mornado.

Source- Repertorio De Blasones De La Comunidad Hispanica, 2nd Edition, Madrid, 1987.


15. Escudo Partido 1.En campo de Azur Cinco Puntas de Lanza, Altas y puestas en Aspa, banadas de sangre. 2. En campo de gules, Seis Rosas de Plata puestas en dos palos.







16. En campo de Gules, Tres Fajas de Azur (Equivocadamente algunos dicenque son Bandas) Perfiladas de Oro, acompanadas de Dos Flores de Liz de Plata, una en Jefe y otra en Punta.










17. Escudo Cuartelado 1 y 4 Cuartel en Campo de Azur, Tres Bastones de Gules, Perfilados de Oros. 2y3 Cuartel en Campo de Oro, una Fuente al Natural con Canos de Agua. Portando Bordura de Sinople, con Seis Aspas de Oro.







18. Discovered during my research on Morans in Venezuela , I found the Coat Of Arms below right, it belongs to a Patricio Moran from Spain, his family then went to Venezuela and Ecuador -

In my research, the small animal is not always the same, sometimes it is three hounds as the one below left from Valencia, Spain and other times it is a mink as in the one on the right.The actual heraldic description is given as "tres martas cibellinas"which would be three sables.







The picture of the Valencia, Spain Coat Of Arms from a building there is from Eduardo Moran Dosta the one with the minks is from Roger Daniel Jose Demaret.


The following Coat Of Arms or seal (concello) is from Eduardo Moran Dosta, it is for the village of Morana in Pontevedra Province, Galicia, Spain. The white object represents the "Lapa de Gargantans" a Neolithic monument found in the area.

The next Coat Of Arms shown is fairly recent, 2002, issued to Jacques Thouin of Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and as published by the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada. The family is allied with the Morans through the Thouin side. This shield is courtesy of Patrick E. Moran who recieved it from a distant cousin David Duff.

Jacques THOUIN
Lennoxville, Quebec
Grant of Arms
September 16, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 243



Or on a chevron Azure between in dexter chief three mullets of six points rayonné two and one, in sinister chief a boar's head erased Sable, and in base a maple leaf Gules, three fleurs-de-lis Or;

A bear rampant Sable holding in the dexter paw a maple leaf Gules between a vol per pale Sable and Argent;



The blue and gold are a reference to the historic colours of the House of Bourbon. The chevron alludes to both the O'Moran family (Mr. Thouin's side) and the von Werne family (Mrs. Thouin's mother's side). The constellation of three stars is an O'Moran symbol of very long standing, and the wild boar, a symbol of courage and determination, has an equally long association as a von Werne family emblem. The stars also allude to the motto. The fleurs-de-lis refer to Quebec, where the Thouin name has been documented since 1634. In the base, the maple leaf of Canada represents Mr. Thouin's citizenship.


The bear represents strength and cunning and has many shared personal and cultural connotation for Mr. and Mrs. Thouin. The maple leaf is a further reference to Canada and a link to the symbolism of the shield. The wings are taken from the traditional von Werne arms, and are a particular feature of German heraldry.


A traditional motto of the O'Morans, and means "They shine in the darkness".







This is the imprimatur (printer's mark) of a Martin Morin of Rouen, France circa 1500








Coat of Arms for a Moran who was really a Morand and was a very successful general for Napoleon


Charles Antoine Morand

Charles Antoine Louis Alexis Morand (June 4, 1771-1835) Comte de l'Empire, was a general of the French army army during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. He fought at many of the most important battles of the time, including Austerlitz, Borodino and Waterloo.
He was born on 4 June 1771 to Largillat-Montbenoît at Montbenoit, Doubs.
He intended to be a lawyer and received his right to practice in 1791, but a year later joined the 7th Volunteers as a Captain. He was elected lieutenant colonel in the Army of the Rhine on September 5, 1792 and so began an illustrative military career that brought him up through the ranks to become aLieutenant General. His rise also included other positions of rank including: Governor of the province of Girgeh, in 1807 He received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, was the Grand Cross of the Order of the meeting. He received Commander of the iron crown of Italy, and Commander of Saint-Henri de Saxe. In 1808, he was named Comte de l'Empire. . In 1810, Morand was appointed governor general of the Hanseatic cities as part of the Army of Germany. He was made a Knight of St. Louis by the restored King Louis XVIII but rejoined Napoleon during The Hundred Days. He was an Aide-de-Camp of the Emperor Napoleon. Napoleon named him a Peer of France.
In 1808, he married Emilienne Parisow, daughter of the Count of Parisow in Warsaw.
General Count Louis Charles Antoine Morand and his wife had twelve children (five of whom died in infancy. Many of their descendants have been officers.
Lieutenant General Morand died in Paris (6th), 63, rue des Saint-Pères, 2 September 1835, at the age of 64 years. His funeral was celebrated in the church Saint-Germain-des-Près he was buried at the cemetery of Père-Lachaise where a monument was erected in his honor. Today, only his heart is there as his remains and those of his wife (1792-1868) were transferred to Montbenoît (Doubs), on 12 August 1885 by their descendants .
In this monument, are also the remains of Brigadier General Louis Morand, officer order of Napoleon III (1826-1870, a son of General Charles Antoine Morand, and his wife, Marie-Louise Saulet.

A Commemorative Medal was issued at the Death of Lieutenant General Charles Antoine Louis Alexis, Le Comte Morand (1771-1835). It is a Copper Portrait Medal by J B Maire. It shows Morand in a high relief bust right in dress uniform wearing Orders and Sash. On the obverse side are biographical details in sixteen lines. The medal is signed and dated on the truncation, and also has a dedication signature below the bust.


Sources: Charles Muller, Biographies of military glory of France, Paris, 1852.
Marc Allégret, Revue du Souvenir Napoleonic No. 462, December 2005-January 2006.
Photo credit: Annie_photos (APPL 2008)

Another French Morand coat of arms is shown above. These two Morand Coats Of Arms and the Spanish Coats Of Arms above were brought to my attention by Eduardo Moran Dosta


< Morand Coat of Arms, please excuse the size.



If you did not view the link, on the previous page, discussing the heraldic device, Moor's Head, which was used in many of the shields above, the link is again offered >

and finally, after going over so many Coats of Arms, and finding this one, I could not help myself but share it with you -


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