Noble houses with Swedish flags by Tomas Bragesjö

Introduction

I wrote a serie of articles about Swedish noble houses with Swedish flags for Svenska Heraldiska Föreningens magazine Vapenbilden and also for Svenska Heraldiska Föreningens homepage. At this page I show list of houses in Sweden and in Finland with Swedish flags on the shield or as a crest or as mantling.

The reasons why I wrote the Swedish flag in coat of arms articles was that in Vapenbilden there was articles about Swedish flags and I looked at the different House Uggla and House Trolle coat of arms and baron Uggla and af Trolle has Swedish flags so I started to search of other houses with coat of arm by manual browsing through a CD with images of all swedish nobles houses and I also whent throught Finlands Riddarhus homepage and also Ointroducerad Adel member list and created articles since Swedish flags at coat of arms was not mentioned at all in other Vapenbilden articles.

The Swedish flag is today a symbol for the Swedish nation but when almost all houses was ennobled, the Swedish flag represented only the Swedish naval forces and flags where not used on land until Oskar II raised the flag in a castle in Stockholm 1872. Before that banners where used at land. Therefore almost all coat of arms with Swedish flags are linked to naval forces.

The first Swedish flags used is a the Finnish county "Egentliga Finlands" coat of arms. I use no images here for copyright reasons and I use no blazon since I can not blazon in english.

I have written other articles for Svenska Heraldiska Föreningen as well, for example Monograms in coat of arms, House Trolles coat of arms and wheat sheaf ("garb" in heraldy terms) used in coat arms.

List of noble houses with Swedish flags.

  • af Cristiernin SvA 2147
  • af Dahlström SvA 2309
  • af Ekenstam SvA 2220
  • af Trolle SvA 2101
  • af Schultén SvA 2206, FiA 163
  • af Jochnick SvA 2301
  • af Klint SvA 2185
  • af Klinteberg, SvA 2188 , SvF 369
  • af Schmidt, SvA 2236 , Sv F393
  • af Puke, SvA 2167 , Sv F328 ,SvG 122
  • af Wirsén SvA 2221
  • af Forsell SvA 2248
  • af Funck SvA 2294
  • Ammilon SvA 2316
  • Ankarcrona, SvA 1965
  • Anckarhielm, SvA 311
  • Anckarheim SvA 2140
  • Anckarhjelm SvA 700
  • Ankarstierna, SvA 1142 ,SvA 1143 , SvF 96
  • Ankarsparre, SvA 2180
  • Anckarklo SvA 1101
  • Anckarcrantz SvA 1144
  • Anckarcreutz SvA 1145
  • Appelbom SvF 164
  • Barck SvA 722
  • Bielkenstierna SvF 28
  • Cederström SvG 135
  • Cronhawen SvA 1828
  • Falkengren SvF 293
  • Ruuth SvF 296
  • Fägerstråle SvA 1717
  • Gathenhielm SvA 1496
  • Granatenflycht SvA 1291
  • Gripenstjerna SvF 244
  • Gyldenboij SvA 1128
  • Gyllenschruf SvA 1516
  • Gyllenstam SvA 2015
  • Gyllensköld SvF 365
  • Gyllenskepp SvA A902
  • Gyllenlood SvA 216
  • Gyllenspak SvA 901
  • Götherhielm SvA 1539
  • Heldenhjelm SvA 1540
  • Hederstierna SvA 1543
  • Henck SvA 147
  • Hierta SvF 381
  • Hisingsköld SvA 2101
  • Jerlström SvA 1521, FiA 103
  • Kuylenstierna SvA 1304
  • Lagerbielke Sv F254 , SvG 115
  • Lagerstråle SvF 369
  • Lauw SvA 957
  • Lilljenancker SvA 1994
  • Lilljecreutz SvA 1379 , SvF 215
  • Mannerfelt SvA 775
  • Malmborg SvA 2318
  • Malmsköld SvA 2072
  • Nauckhoff SvF 343
  • Nordenankar SvA 1985
  • Nordenbjelke SvA 2212
  • Nordenskjöld SvF 357
  • Nordensköld SvF 394
  • Nordenstierna SvA 2165
  • Orrsköld SvA 2131
  • Ridderstolpe SvA 1492 ,SvF 228 ,SvG 119
  • Rosensvärd SvA 2144
  • Rodersköld SvA 305
  • Psilanderskjöld SvA 1911
  • Seton SvA 2139
  • Sinclair SvA 444
  • Snoilskij SvG 133
  • Siöstierna SvA 1303
  • Sjöhjelm SvA 656
  • Stjernanckar SvA 1323
  • Stiernstam SvA 202
  • Stiernstedt SvA 145
  • Stjernstam SvA 2024
  • Stockenström SvA 858
  • Strussköld SvA 623
  • Strussflycht SvA 443
  • Strömfelt SvG 106
  • Strömstjerna SvA 1495
  • Strusshjelm SvA 400
  • Sparre af Söfdeborg SvA 66
  • Taube af Odenkat, SvF 110 , SvG 112
  • Uggla SvF 69
  • Ulfsparre af Broxvik SvF 37
  • Wernfelt SvA 1147
  • von Castanie SvA 1691
  • von Lagerlöf SvA 2038
  • von Utfall, SvA 1502 , SvA 1509
  • von Unge SvA 1465
  • von Otter SvF 150
  • von Rajalin SvA 1903 SvF 317
  • Ruschenfelt SvA 1338
  • Ruuth SvG 108
  • von Seth SvF 221
  • von Stierneman, SvA 2048
  • von Schoultz FiA 206
  • von Psilander, SvF 146
  • Wagenfelt SvA 1686
  • Wennerstjerna SvA 1424
  • Wrangel af Sausis SvF 219
  • Wrangel af Adinal, SvG 37
  • Wachtmeister af Johannishus, SvG 25
  • Zacco SvA 2203
  • Åkerhielm af Margretelund, SvF 125
  • Örnfelt SvF 165

Sample of Noble House with Swedish flags: Baron family Uggla

Image by Eduardo Pazikas

Baron Uggla

Eduardo Pazikas drawed this image of Baron Uggla coat of arms according to my directives. He did it in high resolution pdf format. The image was created for use on an article for Svenska Heraldiska Föreningens homepage but ended up in Svenska Heraldiska Föreningen magazine Vapenbilden instead and the editor replaced this image into Riddarhusets version so I recycle it here.

Baron Uggla

Further reading

I have written articles for both Svenska Heraldiska Föreningens magazine Vapenbilden and also for Svenska Heraldiska Föreningens homepage.

I have also written som articles in English for use on this site that is not going to be published else where. Some articles are translations and slight modifications of articles I wrote for Svenska Heraldiska Föreningen.