The Griffin, was chosen
for the crest as they are known for guarding treasure and priceless
possessions; it’s use is consistent with the popular Pickering
family motto, “Je Garde Bien” (I Guard Well).
The three gold
fleur-de-lys in the blue (Azure) banner across the top of the shield
(position in Chief) reflects the Norman heritage and influence on
the Pickering family line throughout the generations.
The trident with its
three points refers to the armiger’s direct family history where
there have been multiple generations of mariners including the
The Ship represents
the personal travels of the armiger by sea.
The motto “Viator
Orbis” means Travel the World or World Traveller and is indicative
of the past and continuing global travels of the armiger.