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Hector A. Robles, KM, MD

Arms: Argent, an oak tree eradicated Proper fructed Or on a chief Azure three suns in splendour Or.

Crest: in front of an oak tree Proper fructed Or a lion statant Or attached to the tree by a collar and chain Gules.


Granted: The Court of the lord Lyon 18th February 2003. Lyon Register, volume 85, folio 27.

I believe that my Arms, graciously granted by Lord Lyon, are the first Arms granted in Scotland to the surname Robles . The Arms are based on the traditional Arms of Robles from Spain. Robles literally means "oaks", and they are therefore canting Arms. The suns in splendour were suggested by Lord Lyon . To me, the three suns in splendour represent the Holy Trinity. The crest depicts a lion chained to the oak, and serves to identify the motto, "Robur ", which means both "oak" and "strength" in Latin, and Valor (represented by the lion).

The shape of the oak tree was inspired in the classic depiction of the oak tree as seen in the Arms belonging to the ancient family "Della Rovere" from Italy, which is the most beautiful rendition of the heraldic oak I have seen. The design was originally rendered for me by Andrew Jamieson, and in the Letters Patent by Yvonne Holton, two truly exceptional artists. When I discussed the possible designs for my Arms, I wanted to respect the Scottish tradition for simplicity and good taste for the same. I am profoundly grateful to the Slains Pursuivant of Arms and to Lord Lyon for the great honour this represents, and for a design that is decidedly Scottish
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