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Heraldiek



Heraldische regels / Heraldic rules



De vier grootouders van de Probandus Marnix Alexander de Paula Lopes komen allen uit verschillende landen / The four grandparents of the Probandus Marnix Alexander de Paula Lopes all come from different countries:


DE PAULA LOPES ~ BRAZIL HARPUR ~ GREAT BRITAIN
HAPPÉ ~ DUTCH INDIËS VISSCHER ~ THE NETHERLANDS


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Heraldiek is ontstaan toen de meeste mensen analfabeet waren, maar gemakkelijk een krachtig, opvallend en eenvoudig ontwerp konden herkennen. Het gebruik van de heraldiek in middeleeuwse oorlogsvoering stelde strijders in staat om de ene ridder van de andere te onderscheiden en zo onderscheid te maken tussen vriend en vijand. Eenvoud was het belangrijkste kenmerk van middeleeuwse heraldiek. In het toernooi was er een meer uitgebreide vorm van heraldisch ontwerp. Toen heraldiek niet langer werd gebruikt en heraldiek een deel van het burgerleven waren geworden, evolueerden ingewikkelde ontwerpen met esoterische betekenis volkomen in strijd met het oorspronkelijke doel van de heraldiek.

Heraldry originated when most people were illiterate but could easily recognize a bold, striking, and simple design. The use of heraldry in medieval warfare enabled combatants to distinguish one knight from another and thus to distinguish between friend and foe. Simplicity was the principal characteristic of medieval heraldry. In the tournament there was a more elaborate form of heraldic design. When heraldry was no longer used on body armour and heraldic devices had become a part of civilian life, intricate designs evolved with esoteric significance utterly at variance with heraldry’s original purpose.



DE PAULA LOPES COAT OF ARMS



Heraldische beschrijving / Heraldic description

Wapen: In blauw een keper, boven vergezeld van twee toegewende klimmende leeuwen en beneden van een lelie, alles van goud, en een schildzoom van dertig blokken, rood en zilver.

Helmteken: een vlucht van goud en blauw

Dekkleden: blauw, gevoerd van goud
Schildhouders: twee toegewende Leeuwen

Devies: Fortuna Fortes Fovet ~ Het lot begunstigt zij die sterk zijn
ARMS BLAZON:

A chevron in blue, accompanied above by two facing lions rampant and below by a lily, all gold, and a shield border of 30 blocks, red and silver.

Crest: A flight of gold and blue; torse of blue and gold

Supporters: Two Lions rampant, turned frontwards

Mantling: blue, lined in gold

Motto: FORTUNA FORTES FOVET ~ Destiny favors those who are strong




The coat of arms was designed together with Mr. E.J.C. Boutmy de Katzmann curator Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie [CBG], Mr K. van den Sigtenhorst heraldic draftsman, and the Probandus Marnix Alexander de Paula Lopes.

Due to the Portuguese background, it was decided to use a bordured shield:
The 30 blocks refer to the number 30 as well as those of 3 & 0.
The number 30 refers to people who are open and honest and say what they mean and feel. They are also creative; this refers to the applicant
Marnix Alexander de Paula Lopes.
The number 3 symbolizes self-expression, charisma & spontaneity, creativity & inspiration. The number O symbolizes infinity, eternity and the end and beginning of cycles. It is a number that indicates confidence in the inner wisdom and intuition.

Red is the color of fire and blood [the applicant's ancestors have been tested for the 'purity of their blood' in connection with 'Habilitações do Santo Ofício' by
Luis Lopes dos Santos (Qualifications of the Holy Office) through the Santa da Fe ].

Silver for purity, a clear conscience, good intentions and kindness. These colors were also chosen because they are the colors of the coat of arms of the Order of Malta [
Francisco de Paula Lopes dos Santos was 'Capitão do Corpo de Malta' ~ The post of captain he occupied with the corps raised him to what was called 'nobreza civil'].

The blue shield symbolizes stability for mind and body. It symbolizes confidence, loyalty, self-assurance, intelligence, wisdom, truth and faith.

The two gold lions rampant represent bravery & strength. They are turned towards each other, symbolizing the past and the present.

The chevron symbolizes support and strength.

The French Lily represents the Virgin Mary [
Catholic background of the family] and purity.































































 
Degene die voor het eerst de naam DE PAULA LOPES droeg was Joaquim de Paula Lopes die zich in Brazilë had gevestigd. Het familiewapen mag gevoerd worden door alle naamdragende nakomelingen van hem. NB; zie ook The 'de Paula Lopes' name.




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