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Blazon: Per fess Azure and Or, a triple-towered castle issuant from base counterchanged, between in chief two fleurs-de-lis Argent. Issuant from a wreath Or and Azure, a demi-lion erect Or, armed, langued and crowned Gules.

German Blazon: Geteilt von Blau und Gold, darin in verwechselten Farben eine gezinnte Burgmauer, überhöht in verwechselten Farben durch einen von zwei Seitentürmen, über diesen je eine silberne Lilie, flankierten, gezinnten Torturm mit silbernem Spitzdach. Helm: Auf dem Helm mit blau-goldenem Wulst und Decke wachsend ein rot-bewehrter, -gezungter und gekrönter goldener Löwe.


Per Aspera Ad Astra
(Latin: Through Hardships to the Stars)

Other Notes:

ID: 1000413 – The family name “Bork” experienced phonetic changes over the centuries. In the town of Abenheim during the period 1576-1684 I found the oldest spelling “Burck”, a short form of the first name “Burkhard”, Burg – hard is Old High German, a compound of words, meaning castle, hard and rigorous. From 1680 the family name is documented as “Burgk” (Castle) and it was not until 1714 when the Transcription “Borck” is mentioned. Since about 1850 the current form “Bork” is in use. The castle is the origin of the family name. Based on the coat of arms of the town of Abenheim, the fleur-de-lis was chosen. As well, as an expression of local ties to Abenheim, the tinctures of the crest in blue, gold and silver were selected. Disclaimer! authorized use of this crest is exclusively entitled to the Bork family in Bingen/Germany and the Bork family in Ontario/Canada! The coat of arms is legally copyright protected (§ 12 BGB) and registered in the following Roll of arms. – Assume Arms – Wappen Index Greve – Roland Wappenrolle Perleberg – Wappenrolle Cunow – Rheinische Wappenrolle – International Society of Commoners Heraldry. Assumed: 2011 and Registered in the Roland Wappenrolle Perleberg

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