Coat of Arms
According to the College of Arms of the United Kingdom, surnames do not carry a right to a coat of arms. Rather, a person of a particular family may be granted a coat of arms and their descendants, in the legitimate male line, have the right to bear those arms on their demise.
The following Coat of Arms was acquired by Lionel Mintern [dec] and were reportedly granted
Blazon of Arms:
Azure two bars argent between three lions passant in pale or.
(Two broad white bars dividing the blue shield with three golden lions on the hunt, one in each blue field.)
The background colour azure (blue) denotes loyalty and truth. The lion represents generosity, courage and a foe to fear.
A bull's head gules ducally gorged and armed or.
(The red bull's head with golden horns, sits on a golden Marquis Coronet.)
The bull represents valour and magnanimity and in ancient times had a religious significance.
"Non eget arcu". [Latin] "He does not need a bow".