James Rourke

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Registration no.: 029/2016

Country of origin : Canada
Place of origin : Montreal
Granted : Yes
Granted/officially recorded by : Canadian Heraldic Authority

Arms (crest) of James Rourke

Official English blazon

Per fess wavy Or and Sable three mullets in fess Gules between two lions passant counterchanged

For a crest: Issuant from a bar wavy Azure crested Argent a demi-otter Sable gauntletted Or grasping a sword proper

Motto: Chun Bua

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The colours and figures of these arms are based on those of other O’Rourkes in Ireland. The three red stars are taken from the arms of Frew families and honour Mr. Rourke’s Scottish heritage. The wavy division line symbolizes a sine wave to represent career as a technology consultant.


The master otter, known in Irish folklore as Dubh Dobhar-chú, is a fierce creature inhabiting waterways. Here it symbolizes a love of the sea and of life. Its armour and sword evoke the crest of the O’Rourkes of Ireland. The wavy bar is in honour of past and present generations who served in various naval services.


This Irish Gaelic phrase means “To victory”.

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