Coat of arms Pogonia
The coat of arms was designed and interpreted by Prof. sculptor Konstantinas Bogdanas.
The coat of
arms Pogonia IV was used by clan of Vambutas.
The first coats of arms appeared in Lithuania in the 13th and 14th centuries. The knights used to get distinctive badges in fights with enemies. The nobles used their coats of arms on shields, helmets, coats and flags.
were inherited from one generation to other. The knights were proud of
deserts their ancestors. They didn't changed anything in their badges except
if they did some offence and were forced to change the heraldic sign on the
shield. The oldest son inherited the coat of arms of family in West Europe,
and must to add some special changes in it.
Four versions of coat of arms Pogonia are known in heraldry. They are different in color of shield. One of them are in red, other in gold color. There is no data, which version of Pogonia was used by noblemen Vambutas; therefore the most spreaded description will be written here.
In the gold shield there is an armour hand from blue cloud which hold the sword. The same hand with sword rises from the helmet. The coat of arms is adorned with black bands with gold lining.
It is unknown when this coat of arms was granted to noblemen Vambutas because of lacks historical data. But it is known that there are families Vambutas with coat of arms Pogoniain the list of legitimized noblemen in Siauliai and Telsiai districts in 14th century in Lithuania. According to the metrics books the Vambutas families lived in Luokė, Kurąėnai, Pievėnai, Kantaučiai, Varniai, Uľventis, ©aukėnai and other parishes.
The family tree
is formed according the metrics from ©aukėnai and Tytuvėnai RKB (churches)
The familes Alkimowicz, Algiminowicz, Andzejkowicz, Badurko, Bepliński, Bereżko, Bielunka, Chożowski, Chrapkiewicz, Czarnowski odm., Czorb, Dziubandowski, Gorzycki, Haushild, Humorowski, Kamieniczny, Kłajkowsky, Kokatorowicz, Magóra, Minczer, Niedzieski, Nowowiejski, Odłaniski, Papini di Gambusi, Pełka, Pleszkowski odm., Pliskowski, Pliszczyński, , Potemkin (granted by king of Poland in 1775, April 10), Radański, Repliński, Rohland, Rzeszotko, Sando, Saniewski, Siemionowicz, Stradoń, Sudymont, Szvarc, Wałęga, Wandzon, Wambut, Zagórski, Zaleski, Załuczski, Żdżarski, Żręcki, Żurawnicki, Żynowicz used the coat of arms Pogonia.