Research Heraldry Herb Bodek
Herbarz Polski translation
The following article is a direct translation from the classic genealogical and heraldic reference "Herbarz Polski" by Kasper Niesiecki SJ. Lipsk edition 1839-46. Translated by William F Hoffman.
In these arms an azure crest is divided into four parts: on the upper right is a golden cross, on the left a red lion without a crown; on the lower right is a lion, and on the left a cross of the same form as above. On the helm is a red lion without crown, between two wings, with his tail erect and curved back to the right, over his head; his right forepaw is raised, and the lions on the shield are symmetrically posed the same way. The people of this house were honorable and ancient in Prussia, and in Germany they served in various imperial and ducal courts. See Ms. de Famil. Pruss.
Copyright © 1986 William F. Hoffman. Used by permission. This article originally appeared in Polish Genealogical Society Newsletter (Vol. IX, No. 2, Fall 1986), the bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America.;