The Sharman Coat of Arms

Sharman coat of arms

Or, a lion rampant sable, between three oak leaves vert.
This version of the coat of arms is my own interpretation.

Crest: A sea lion sejant argent guttee de poix finned or
The heraldic "sea lion" is not the animal we know as a sealion, but a lion with a fish tail.
This crest is a silver lion sitting on his fishy tail.
He is covered with yellow drops of water.

Motto: Dei dono sum quod sum
This motto comes from 1 Corinthians XV10:
But by the grace of God I am what I am:
and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
but I laboured more abundantly than they all:
yet not I, but the grace of God which was in me.

I have no reason to believe that my Sharman ancestors were related to the Sharmans who merited this coat of arms - but perhaps yours are.

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