History & Genealogy

Coat of Arms

It is sometimes thought that wearing a family coat of arms was a privilege and / or is of the nobility. Weapons used to be fed only by knights. Yet there are also examples of citizens and merchants who used weapons in the 13th century. They had adopted these weapons themselves and nothing has changed to this day. In the Netherlands everyone can accept and carry a weapon. It is estimated that there are approximately 80,000 different family names in the Netherlands, about 0.5% of which are nobility and that there are around 40,000 family arms.

Horizontally shaded shield with a dotted roof-shaped beam (twill) and 3 five-leaved, not hatched, dotted roses.
The roses have dotted leaf tips and a dotted core

Azure blue shield, Golden twill, 3 silver heraldic roses, tips and core gold-colored.

Originally unclear

Brought from France around 1700.

Self designed and imported in Middelburg (Zeeland) around 1700.

The weapon was not (yet) found earlier than in generation IV (1783). The weapon was frequently used by the merchant Jacobus Adriaan le Nobel (IV) 1784-1832. Noteworthy is the great resemblance to the coat of arms of his mother Catharina Philipse (III). Possibly the weapon is derived from this.
After general heraldic research by Jacobus Willem le Nobel (VIII) in 1935, it was thought in the family that the heraldic roses were pink in color. They spoke of 'pink nobles', possibly a corruption from French: pink noble = heraldic rose.

Oldest source
Registered as heraldic black and white drawing in Middelburg church registers around 1775-1780.
The family coat of arms is also described in Normandy in the 16th and 17th century. The coat of arms and genealogy and details are described in: "Les Conseillers du Parlement de Normandie sous Henri-IV et sous Louis-XIII" (Recueil généalogique établi sur base du Manuscrit Bigot, de la Bibliothèque de Rouen, Tôme III) published in Rouen, Libraire de la Société de l'Histoire de Normandie, 1964; author: Henri de Frondeville.