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Stebbins

Stebbins (Duke’s family), the short version: Lots of attorneys. Lots of  teachers. Lots of readers. Lovers of justice and a good glass of booze. A boisterous yet loving bunch. Rooted in blue collar but with a fairly elevated opinion of themselves. The wild Southern Oregon Coast with a dash of Wisconsin. Grandma would have us all believe that we’re 100% Swedish (which is not accurate). << back to coat-of-arms > McMurran > Welhouse > Sherman > Lathrop-Huseman
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McMurran

Hailing from “The Last Frontier,” a land of forget-me-nots, fish, and really large bears, the McMurrans (Kailee’s clan) pride themselves on their bad luck, fishing prowess, and the brilliance of their favorite dog, Zeitgeist (REST IN PEACE, ZEIT!). << back to coat-of-arms > Stebbins > Welhouse > Sherman > Lathrop-Huseman
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Welhouse

Duke’s maternal side: Dutch / Irish / German. Builders, farmers, singers. A bunch of tall, lanky, smart-talkers. This design was made for a 2016 family reunion in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. All 13 of the siblings were raised on a sizeable swath of farmland with a beautiful and massive barn built by great-grandfather Anton.  Everyone has their own special relationship with THE barn. Grandma is a real wordsmith and Grandpa loved a good pair of pliers. Watch the 14 second animation! << back to coat-of-arms > McMurran > Stebbins > Sherman > Lathrop-Huseman
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Sherman

The Shermans! Degree accumulating, globe-trotting, bread-eating, mini-van-driving Kentucky folk! The Sherman siblings all came together to commission this design for their beloved matriarch’s birthday. They wanted to celebrate the things that made their family so fantastic. A uniquely German shield shape (a nod to their heritage), Rook, and many things Louisville! It’s also now a massive print hanging in their home. << back to coat-of-arms > McMurran > Stebbins > Welhouse > Lathrop-Huseman
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Lathrop-Huseman

This project was commissioned for a wedding anniversary where the clients (such lovely people!) were not interested in digging into family history but instead wanted the design to focus on all the things that brought them together – like video games, beverages, sushi, and cats. From Arizona to Portland to Japan and back! << back to coat-of-arms > McMurran > Stebbins > Welhouse > Sherman
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