Heraldry Society of Southern Africa

The Rev Roy Snyman

The Rev Roy Snyman

The arms, registered by the Bureau of Heraldry on 10 January 1979, are blazoned:


Arms: Gules, a saltire Or, on an inescutcheon Azure, issuant from a cloud at sinister base a dexter cubit arm vested, holding a sickle, all proper; on a chief Argent, surmounting a yoke Sable, a descending dove Gules.

Crest: Three ears of wheat Gules enfiled with a coronet of three fleurs-de-lis Or jewelled Gules.

Wreath and mantling: Or and Gules.

Motto: Non Agit Perperam.


The arms combine elements representing the Snyman family (the inescutcheon) and the Viljoen family (the saltire), as well as personal symbols and allusions.

A full explanation of how these arms were drawn up by the armiger and Major F G Brownell can be found here, as well as a discussion on its use in the wider Snyman family.


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