Our Coat of Arms

Although, under the laws of heraldry, in many countries, the right to bear arms was traditionally passed on from generation to generation by virtue of ancestral right; the Trudel, Trudell and Trudelle Family Coat of Arms does not belong to any specific individual or to any specific branch of the Trudel, Trudell and Trudelle family. Therefore, it can be used to represent the great Trudel, Trudell and Trudelle Family and it may be used by all Trudel, Trudell and Trudelle.

Using heraldry terminology, our coat of arms may be described as follows:

As per the rule of tincture (i.e. the first rule of heraldic design) the field of the Trudel, Trudell and Trudelle Family Shield is French in form and is of a sandy brown color. It is covered by a golden cross pattée. A silver helmet rests upon the shield. ‘Ad Sum’ (which means PRESENT or HERE I AM), the Trudel, Trudell and Trudelle Family Motto, can be found on a silver scroll below the shield.

Symbolically:

  • the shape of the shield represents the origin of our family,
  • the helmet stands for the love of our country,
  • the sand is a symbol or our love of our roots and of the Earth,
  • the cross is for our faith and our willingness to sacrifice for the good of others,
  • gold stands for love,
  • silver represents our simplicity and our valor.