Aksak coat of arms

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Alternative names Akszak, Axak, Kara, Obrona
Earliest mention 14th century[1]

Aksak is a Polish coat of arms of Tatar origin. It was used by several szlachta families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.


Kasper Okińczyc was granted with a noble title by King Jan III Sobieski in 1683, after the Battle of Vienna, together with an estate called Luzinky. He was given also the command over the garrison of the city of Mścisław (modern Mstislav, Belarus), close to the border with Muscovy

The name of the coat of arms stems from Okińczyc's personal nickname, possibly a Turkish language word aksak meaning lame. Possibly Okińczyc received a wound during the battle and started using the term as his nickname and later as a name of the symbol of his family.


The blazon exists also with a heart pierced by an arrow, with blood drops.[2]

Notable bearers[edit]

Notable bearers of this coat of arms include:

  • Okińczyc family


See also[edit]


  • Tadeusz Gajl: Herbarz polski od średniowiecza do XX wieku : ponad 4500 herbów szlacheckich 37 tysięcy nazwisk 55 tysięcy rodów. L&L, 2007. ISBN 978-83-60597-10-1.


  1. ^ Juliusz Karol Ostrowski, Księga herbowa rodów polskich.
  2. ^ Genealogy of Kaspar Aksak Okinczyc
  3. ^ Alfred Znamierowski, Herbarz rodowy.