The demi-lion of
the crest takes its lead from that of the Clan Chief, Cumming of
Altyre, a descendant of Sir Robert Comyn, the knight who was
killed while defending his nephew, John the Red Comyn. The
inverted sword is a reminder of the Cross of Christ as displayed
by King Saint Louis IX.
The arms also
reflect those of the chief in the use of the three garbs. The
Double Winged Oxen have a dual representation for the armiger,
representing the Christian Gospel of St. Luke, Apostle of Christ
and Physician, and the armigerís personal Catholic Christian
Faith and Vocational Heritage as a 3rd Generation Physician.
The blue line of
the barrulet represents the largest geographical landmark of the
area of the armigerís birth and raising, the Mighty Mississippi
Motto, Courage Sans Peur, (Courage without fear) answers that of
the Clan Chief which is simply Courage.
The armiger is a
Knight of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of
St. George and a Knight of The Equestrian Order of the Holy
Sepulchre of Jerusalem.