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Joseph Crozer Steepy

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 3rd June 2017. Registration No. 0426 (Vol.3).

Arms: Azure, a bendlet Argent, in sinister chief three ancient ploughs in pale proper, in dexter chief a mullet of the second.

Crest: A Nag's head couped Tenne

Assumed: United States of America 2012

The Arms of Joseph Crozer Steepy

The arms of Joseph Crozer Steepy are a variation of his ancestor's arms (Richard Steepy ca. 1749, Reg. No. 0234, Vol. 2, pg. 51).

The three ploughs set against a blue background are the recognized arms of New Jersey and represents the long time residence of the family in that area prior to the American Revolution. The symbolism is also significant in that it recognizes the family's occupation in agriculture. As a younger son of Richard Steepy circa 1815, Joseph's arms are differenced with a mullet (a five pointed star).

According to US tradition, all legally recognized children are entitled to inherit the arms of the parent whose surname they bear, as well as to use those arms by courtesy during the parent's lifetime. This principle is derived from the most widely followed traditional practices of armorial succession—inheritance in the legitimate male line—modified to take account of modern American family law and customs. For families that follow the traditional American naming custom in which children take the father's surname, this means that the children will use and inherit the arms of their father.

Younger sons of an armiger may voluntarily choose to use a "mark of difference" to distinguish themselves from their brothers (as is the case here with Joseph adding the mullet to his arms). However, all descendants are eligible to display the original arms "undifferenced" if they so choose.

 
 

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