Świnka coat of arms

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Świnka
Świnka Coat of Arms
Battle cry: Świnka
Details
Alternative names Parcaria, Parvus Sus, Porcaria Sus, Świnia głowa
Earliest mention 1352
Towns castle Świny
Families Błeszyński, Bogusławski, Bratkowski, Cholawski, Czacki, Czaczkowski, Czajewski, Danewicz, Dewknetowicz, Dewknotowicz, Dowknotowicz, Dziwosz, Gawroński, Grabianowski, Grzebski, Grzębski, Grzybieński, Grzymaczewski, Ikierat, Jentkiewicz, Jeżewicz, Jutrkowski, Kaczkowski, Kakanowski, Kakawski, Kakowski, Kamieński, Kamiński, Kania, Krzczonanowski, Krzczonowski, Krzyżanowski, Malborski, Mączeński, Mączyński, Michelsdorf, Mikuszewski, Pęciłło, Piotrowski, Podbrzeski, Pomorzański, Porkus, Rucki, Semisłowski, Stroliński, Stwoliński, Strzycki, Strzyski, Świnka, Tomisławski, Weperm, Wierzycki, Zajączek, Zieliński, Zmysłowski

Świńka (Polish medieval language for "Boar") is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by several szlachta (noble) families.

History[edit]

Świńka is one of the oldest coats of arms in Poland. According to legend, the history of the Świńka family began in 712, when a certain Biwoj, squire to Queen Libusza, gave her a giant boar that he had hunted down in the forest. The queen rewarded him with the coat of arms, the village of Świny in Silesia, and her daughter.

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Notable bearers[edit]

Notable bearers of this coat of arms have included:

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Nieznana szlachta polska i jej herby - Wiktor Wittyg
  • Herby Rodów Polskich (Polish Coats of Arms) - Mieczysław Paszkiewicz ISBN 0-901149-34-9, reprint of "Herby Szlachty Polskiej" - Zbigniew Leszczyc, 1908