Miguel Afonso Linhares

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MIGUEL AFONSO LINHARES

Individual/family : Individual
Country of origin : Brazil
Place of origin : Rio Grande do Norte
Granted : No
Granted/officially recorded by : -

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Official English blazon

Gules, a cross bottony Or, circled by eight plates, on a chief Or, three leaves of the Carnauba palm vert. For a crest, the three leaves of the shield, joined in base. Motto: “Quæ vobis est gratia?”.


Other language blazon

Portuguese: native language Em campo de vermelho uma cruz trilobada de ouro, circundada de oito besantes de prata; chefe de ouro com três folhas de carnaúba de verde. Timbre: as folhas de carnaúba do escudo, unidas em ponta. Divisa: “Quæ vobis est gratia?”.


Origin/meaning

The gold cross bottony surrounded by eight plates alludes to the arms of the old parish of Linhares, in Paredes de Coura municipality, Minho region, Portugal. This is where the colonists Dionísio Alves and Domingos da Cunha came from, who arrived at the captaincy of Rio Grande do Norte at the beginning of the 18th century and took the name of their native land by surname. Carnauba palm is not only abundant in the territory where the descendants of these colonists initially spread, but it is also present in the arms of Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará states, Caraúbas municipality (where the armiger’s family was born) and the Federal University of Ceará (the armiger’s “alma mater”). The motto means “What merit do you have?” and was taken from Luke 6:32.

Portuguese: A cruz trilobada de ouro circundada de oito besantes de prata alude ao brasão da antiga freguesia de Linhares, no concelho de Paredes de Coura, região do Minho, Portugal. É de onde vieram os colonos Dionísio Alves e Domingos da Cunha, que ao chegarem à capitania do Rio Grande do Norte, no começo do século XVIII, tomaram o nome da terra natal por sobrenome. A carnaúba é não só abundante no território por onde se espalhou inicialmente a descendência desses colonos, mas também está presente nos brasões dos estados do Rio Grande do Norte e do Ceará, do município de Caraúbas (onde nasceu a família do armigerado) e da Universidade Federal do Ceará (“alma mater” do armigerado). A divisa significa “Que mérito tendes?”, e foi tirada de Lc 6:32.

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