Clan MacCulloch Shield
Vi Et Animo - By Strength and Courage
The name McColloch appears to have originated from the Scottish surname MacCulloch or McCulloch. The Achievement of Arms associated with the McColloch name would then be the same as that of the Ancient Scottish Clan MacCulloch of Myreton.
The MacCulloch Achievement of Arms was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Documentation for the MacCulloch Achievement of Arms design can be found in Burke's General Armory.
Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Achievement of Arms. In their unique language, the MacCulloch Achievement of Arms or shield is described as follows:
"Erm. fretty gu"
When translated the Arms description is:
"Ermine; red trellis work."
Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as:
"A hand throwing a dart ppr."
A translation of the Crest descrpition is:
"A hand throwing a dart; natural colored."
Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times.
The motto recorded with this
Achievement of Arms is:
"VI ET ANIMO"
(By Strength And Courage)
Bartholomew of Edinburgh