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English: Coat of Arms of John F. Kennedy

Shield: Sable three helmets in profile Or within a bordure per saltire Gules and Ermine.

Crest: Between two olive branches a cubit sinister arm in armor erect, the hand holding a sheaf of four arrows, points upward, all proper

Motto: (No motto)

In 1961, John F. Kennedy was presented with a grant of arms for all the descendants of Patrick Kennedy (1823–1858) from the Chief Herald of Ireland. The design of the arms strongly alludes to symbols in the coats of arms of the O'Kennedys of Ormonde and the FitzGeralds of Desmond, from whom the family is believed to be descended. The crest is an armored hand holding four arrows between two olive branches, elements taken from the coat of arms of the United States of America and also symbolic of Kennedy and his brothers.[1]

English: Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society. A Roll of Arms. 9 vols. Boston, 1928-1980
Author Glasshouse using elements by Sodacan and Heralder


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  1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. American Heraldry Society. Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved on October 27, 2009.

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