|Heraldry of the World > Civic heraldry of the United States|
Territory : Puerto Rico
The cross and the crosier symbolizes Bishop San ldefonso, as originally the island was called San ldefonso de la Culebra. The serpent (culebra means serpent) is a canting element. The armed arm is taken from the arms of the Escudero family, first settlers of the island. The laurel cross refers to the civic triumph reached when Culebra obtained the evacuation of the Navy from the island.
The arms are crowned by a naval crown instead of a mural crown, to emphasize its insular character. This crown consists of sterns of two ships with their sails filled by the wind.
Literature : Information received from Nelson L. Román.
Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.
All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.