The Strong Family Coat of Arms

Strong Family Crest The Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion Coat of Arms (The Strong Crest) was approved by the SFAA Direc­tors at the SFAA Annual National Mem­bers’ Meet­ing in August 1977 as the Offi­cial Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion Coat of Arms (Crest). This came about after much research into the back­ground by sev­eral of the more knowl­edge­able SFAA mem­bers. From this infor­ma­tion, a young SFAA mem­ber artist, James Horner Strong of Arling­ton, MA painted this crest which was sub­se­quently approved by the SFAA Direc­tors. The ani­mal in the SFAA Crest is a wyvern or eagle. Most Amer­i­can ref­er­ences list it as an eagle. It bears a close resem­blance to the ani­mal in the Taunton City, Som­er­set, Eng­land crest which is a wyvern.

The Latin motto, “Ten­tanda Via Est” was approved by the SFAA Direc­tors to be the SFAA motto with the trans­la­tion to be: “The way is to be tried.”

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17 Comments

  1. The Strong fam­ily has cer­tainly proven to a suc­cess­ful and blessed fam­ily. I am pleased to be descended from the Strong’s-a fine Eng­lish name and family.

  2. My hus­band, William, and his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren also have proof of their blood­line back to Elder Strong. 2/2/2011.

  3. I have a hand drawn copy of the fam­ily crest, on the back of it it says ” of the May­fair” I have not been able to find a ship of that reg­istry. does any­one else have any info about this ship and which Strong may have been on it. Thanks so much John

  4. I live at Rose cot­tage, Dowlish Wake, Ilmin­ster, Som­er­set, TA19 0NZ Eng­land.
    Phone 0044 1460 55291. I under­stand some of the Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica
    come to visit Som­er­set occa­sion­ally. They will be made most wel­come at my house.
    Michael Strong

  5. I know that there are two strong fam­i­lies. I have just started my fam­ily his­tory. the far­thest i have gone is Lureign and George Strong. If any­one rec­og­nizes these as of this fam­ily please tell me!

  6. Hi. I am doing gene­ol­ogy. my last name is strong but I don’t know if I am related to Elder John Strong. The far­thest I have gone back is lureign Thomas and George Strong. Please tell me if this is the right family.

    My email is lynnettestrong@rocketmail.com

  7. Hi every­one. Ulti­mately I am related to Elder Strong and my fam­ily comes out of Cincin­nati, Ger­many, Irland, Scot­land, Eng­land. I will be join­ing the Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion and hope some day to go to a reunion. Enjoy the hol­i­day sea­son.
    David Paul Strong recently posted..2014 Strong Fam­ily ReunionMy Profile

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