Poraj coat of arms

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Poraj
Poraj
Details
Battle cry Poraj
Alternative names Rosa, Rosa Alba, Róża, Różyc, Stolce, Una Rosa
Earliest mention 10th century
Families
Cities Fordon, Września, Zagórów, Dobiegniew, Barcin, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie
Divisions Gmina Września, Gmina Zagórów, Namysłów County

Poraj is a Polish Coat of Arms. Used by several knighthood families of medieval Poland and noble families of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - those descended in the male-line from the Poraj family and those allowed into the heraldic clan by adoption.

History[edit]

The Poraj coat of arms is of Bohemian origin. The name comes from the progenitor of the Polish clan Prince Poraj (Pořej), brother of Adalbert of Prague, son of the Bohemian Duke Slavník. According to a legend the sons of Duke Slavník bore the coat of arms of roses, each in a different color.

Prince Poraj came to Poland with the procession of Dobrawa of Bohemia, the spouse of Mieszko I of Poland and settled down in Greater Poland.

Blazon[edit]

Gules, a rose Argent barbed Vert seeded Or.

Notable bearers[edit]

Notable bearers of this Coat of Arms include:

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