|Country of Origin||United States|
Symbolism[edit | edit source]
The bull, the primary charge, represent both the armiger and their paternal family. Both are often described as stubborn, “bull headed”, prideful, and quarrelsome, many times, to a fault. When properly “provoked/motivated”, however, they tend to finish what they set out to do, no matter what. This is also symbolized by the “rampant” attitude. The bull also symbolizes to a lesser degree, the armiger's Hispanic heritage. The shackles symbolize the common vices of slothfulness, and hedonism that inflict themselves personally, often limiting their personal development. Chaining the bull only to itself, the shackles, reference the self-inflicted nature of the vices. The gouttes de sang have three different symbols. They symbolize the blood the armiger is willing to sacrifice for their country as a member of its armed forces and the years their family have sacrificed to care for their grandmother and elder aunts, effectively putting their lives on hold. They also symbolize, to a far lesser degree, the armiger's EMS profession.
In the crest, the horns of a bull, reference the primary charge of the escutcheon. The two towers and mullet reference the municipal arms of the village the armiger's paternal family is descended from.