our prud-/ ..praestat badge is about size of a quarter less than a 50 cent piece ..given by granda to ma ..and likely about 50 or more years old ..he happened across ..silver I'd say .
I'd heard in descriptions "SARACENS" (Holy lands) and "MOORS" (wars with spain also during the Crusades) ..I think it meant some allegiance to the ideal of the righteousness of the Crusades .
outside that 1 thing ..everything I've seen was for Lewis Morrisons ..the armed hand (knife) and "sea girt castle" ..very nice ..Castle Eystein ..Hugh's castle ..who was Hugh ! ..and older Morrison or ..a castle taken over by others ..as a local ..refuge ..NOW THE CASTLE EYSTEIN PROJECT .
..as elsewhere stated ..I seem to be emerging from maybe Morrisons who sprang out of the Buchanans ..after 1600 or earlier ..they had a long run of Maurice(s) ..I don't know where I'll end up ..for now rules say we are under the MORRISON CLAN group ..and if I am wrong -sorry ..will be a subset (or sept ?) with maybe a "sub"-chief under the more Senior/Celebrated line .
I have grown up with the OLD blue green black and red stripe ..I'd like to see what gets written up for the ORIGINS of Lanarkshire Morrisons ..which show 3500 folks and where they came from !?!