Stockwell Coat of Arms

Stockwell Family Association

The Stockwell Coat of Arms design is described in Burke's General Armory, as: "Ar. a lion ramp, sa. collared or, on a chef az. a tower triple-towered of the field betw. to bezants, each charged with a cross formee gu."  The crest above the shield is described as: "Against the stock of a tree couped and leaved ppr. a lion sajant sa. collared or, holding between the paws a bezant charged as in the arms." 

Translation:  The shield is silver.  The bottom two thirds contains the picture of a black lion with a gold collar in a position of attack. The upper third of the shield is blue and contains the image of a triple-towered structure in silver between two circles, each contains a red cross.  The crest includes the stock of a tree with leaves of natural color and a black lion with a gold collar holding a circle in its paws that contains the same kind of red cross that is found on the shield.


According to the International Records of Coat of Arms, Volume England II: 

  1. The name Stockwell is among the old English patricians from the 15th century, born in the County of Lancaster. Antecededents of the family immigrated from France in the 13th century.
  2. In 1596 the priest and physician Steven William Stockwell, for his achievements in the fight for religion, was awarded the "big coat of arms letter" by British authorities.
  3. Steven William Stockwell, a true fighter for the Anglo Saxon Church, had a reputation as a magnificent physician too. Because of his deep and sincere faith in most cases he refused any payments for his medical services.
  4. Descendants of his family emigrated to France, Ireland, Malta, and in the 18th century to Boston, Massachusetts.