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.
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.