Long Island Family Coats of Arms

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Carpenter Crest shown below
American Carpenter
For Additional Hand Crest See LI Hand



The surname is the anglicised version of the Gaelic O'Caside meaning descendancy of Casside.

    John Mowbray was born in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland  on June 21, 1669. He most likely arrived in Southampton about 1685. It is
mentioned in "Sketches from local History," by William D Halsey, 1966,  that he  accepted the job as School teacher on April 28, 1694 in Southampton.  He aquired from the Indians, and from the Van Courtland family betwenn 1701 and 1708. The Town of Islip and surrounding villages, were Mowbray terrritory.  The
details of his land acquisitions are contained at LI HISTORY.COM.  The origin of the name, comes from a town/village in Normandy by the name of Montray, and the barnches of the family can be traced back to the year 950. Once the  land deals were made with the local indians, Stephan Van Courtland, and  the land patent was granted by Queen Anne of England, John set up residence  in the Islip/Bay Shore area(i.e. Aweeksa Creek).
    One of the original brothers who came over to England in 1066(Batlle of Hastings), was Philip de Mowbray. Philip acquired Baronies in Scotland in the early 1200s, in and about Edinburgh. Current historical data, has Philip as our Ancestor of origin, but I am working very patiently to secure all the family data. Below is
the Family  Crest from the Line of Philip de Mowbray(Philip de Mowbray I of Barnbougle, Dalmeny and Inverkeithing), Scotland.
    One person researching this family, William David Mowbray was generous enough the Orinial family crest which is posted above.

The Crest of  Philip de Mowbray originating in the early 1200s.

Family crest of Robert Coles of Glenn Cove. LI
Submitted by: John L. Carpenter
Searching for Carpenter family decendants of William Carpenter of Providence, RI check his home pages at the following URL's

American Carpenter family crest from The Rehoboth,Mass Branch of
the Carpenter family by Amos Bugbee Carpenter Pub -1898


Coat of Arms
published by HERALDIC PUBLISHING CO., INC., NY, 1965. 
"HAND.  John Hand, from Stanstead, Kent,
England, one of the nine patentees of East Hampton, Long Island, 1648. 
Arms--Argent, a chevron
azure between three dexter hands gules.  Crest--A stag trippant."
Coat of Arms donated by: Ken Grace