A Coat-of-arms for Wolfskehl

Some time in the early 1970s, I had some time and the opportunity, so I visited the West Covina (CA) public library, and made a (very!) modest attempt to find out a little more about the Wolfskill family.

I made some notes during this venture, and one of the notes is ascribed to p. 1113 of a book called Armorial General, vol. II (1965). It appears to be a description (in abbreviated French) of a coat-of-arms assigned to one “Wolfskehl” from Heilbronn, in Baden-Wurtemberg. Note that I have absolutely no reason other than some similarity in the name to believe that it has anything whatsoever to do with anyone in the Wolfskill family. Nevertheless, I will try to reproduce it:

Wolfskehl - Heilbronn.  Parti d’arg. et de gu.; à un crampon d’arg.,
posé en barre, br. sur le parti, et un loup courant au nat., br.
sur le tout, le ventre dégouttant de sang, soutenu d’un terte
de sin.  C.: un loup iss. au nat., entre deux prob. coupées alt.
d’arg. et de gu.  L.: d’arg. et de gu.

C. = Cimier    L. = Lambrequins

Note that “Wolfksehl” is a German compound noun of fairly ordinary construction: “Wolfs Kehl“:

Now, back to the description of the coat-of-arms. As noted, it's in French. Further, heraldic technical terms are generally abbreviated. As a first step toward understanding it, then, I'll show my best guess as to expanding the abbreviations:

Wolfskehl - Heilbronn.  Parti d’argent et de gules; à un crampon d’argent,
posé en barre, brochant sur le parti, et un loup courant au naturel, brochant
sur le tout, le ventre dégouttant de sang, soutenu d’un terte
de sin.  Cimier: un loup issuant au naturel, entre deux prob. coupées alt.
d’argent et de gules  Lambrequins: d’argent et de gules

Here's a Babelfish translation of the above expansion:

Wolfskehl - Heilbronn.  Party d.argent and of gules; **time-out**
with a cramp d.argent, pose in bar, stitch on the party, and a wolf current
with natural, stitch on the all, the belly drip of blood, constant d.un
terte of sin. Cimier: a wolf issuant with the naturalness, between two
prob. crossed alt. d.argent and of gules Lambrequins: d.argent and of gules

Finally, here's what I think I can make out of it:

Wolfskehl - Heilbronn.  The coat-of-arms is divided vertically;
one side is white and the other is red.  A pole is fastened to the
white side; the pole impales the stomach of a naked running wolf,
which is dripping blood over everything.  Crest of helmet: a naked
wolf comes up from two upright sections, one white; the other red.
Valances: white and red.

Comments? Please send them to David Wolfskill. Thanks!

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