The Archambault Blason

In the quarterly heraldic escutcheon :

Perdrix

The partridge : The emblem of Aunis, ancient province of France where Dompierre was situated, village where once lived Jacques Archambault and his family before they immigrated to New France in 1645. In heraldry, the partridge is the bird of excellence.

Canon

The canon : Reminds us that Jacques Archambault who in Montréal, occasionally had to take arms, particularly to defend a redoubt situated near the actual Place d'Armes. It also reminds us that his oldest son, Denys, died at the age of 21 in the explosion of a cannon while fighting against 200 Iroquois Indians

Puits

The well : Represents an occupation exercised in New France by Jacques Archambault, the one of well digger. He dug at the request of Mr. de Maisonneuve the first well on the Island of Montréal in 1658; the ancestor also built at least three more wells for his neighbours who lived near the Place d'Armes

Raisin

The cluster or grapes : Symbolizes the vine that recalls Jacques Archambault's occupation as a winegrower in France; also represents the initiation; the dionysian affiliation

The shield is topped with a golden fleur-de-lis, the emblem of the kingdom of France, fringed with exterior heraldic ornaments, and the banner is engraved with our patronymic Archambault

Conception : Jacques Archambault et Pierre Archambault

 

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