Goldston: Gules on a chevron between three saltires argent an
Crest: A minerva's head proper.
The distinguished, old family of Goldston, or Goldstone, was known for many
generations in England before being known in America. The Coat of Arms
was granted prior to the seventeenth century and bears no motto, as these had
not come into use generally until a later date. The ancestral seat was
first in Shropshire County, England. The Minerva's head for a crest
indicated qualities such as the Roman goddesses possessed, which were wisdom,
learning, knowledge of the arts and war. The shield bears the saltires,
which were a type of cross known as the St. Andrew's Cross. They were
given to one who fought for freedom or religon or who had been distinguished in
the crusades to the Holy Land. The annulet on the chevron represented the
orginal wedding ring and indicated a close family relationship. The
chevron represented the orginal home and denoted protection. It was used
as a symbol by the knighthood for protecting the homeland and for rank and
Gules (red) represented 'a burning desire to fight for God and Country'
Argent (Silver) is for purity and constancy
Sable (black) represented dignity and sobriety.
Proper is the term used to describe the natural colors of an
The leaves around the shield are used for decoration purposes only and bear no
This information was given to me by Kris