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It is common for a surname to have several crests,
depending on the branch of the family & time period.
This crest was obtained in June 2003 from the "Origin of Names" company ("Coat of Arms Store") via the internet. "ZURBRÜCK" was on their list of available surnames, but not "Zurbrick", which is the North American spelling. I suspect that this is the same as the Swiss Zurbrügg coat of arms, but haven't been able to confirm this. The Zurbrück surname is a known derivative of Zurbrügg. This company says that a surname may have several different crests, and that they supply the oldest version that is on record. The Zurbrügg surname can be found as early as the year 1198 in Canton Bern, Switzerland. The trefoil or shamrock represents "Perpetuity /Eternity". The color red represents "Military Fortitude and Magnanimity. It also reflects the hopes, ambitions and aspirations of its original bearer." [Click the picture for a much larger, more detailed version that you may download for personal use = 260KB]
Here are two versions of ZURBRÜGG family crests from a book in German entitled
"Das Frutigbuch", published in Frutigen, Switzerland. Reichenbach is not far from Frutigen.
[contributed by Dale Bricker]
Phillip R. Zurbrick of Oregon sent this family crest with the blue
lion (left), which was redrawn by Linda Z. O'Halloran using heraldry clip-art
(on right). [Click image for a larger version.] This version
was found in Zurich, Switzerland in 1973 by Suzanne Zurbrick Moushey &
represents the Swiss ZURBRIGGEN family. I don't know what
the symbols represent, though the bridge makes sense. "zur
Brücke" means "from the bridge" in German. And "Brick" means
"bridge" in the Alsace-Lorraine dialect. "zur Brügg" also means
"from the bridge". The 6-pointed star is a very common symbol used
in Swiss heraldry. The cross is a "patriarchal cross" symbol, which
is similar to the red double-cross used by the Knights Templar. The
lion represents strength and courage, and the color blue represents truth
I obtained this version of the Zurbrick crest from a heraldry shop
in Dublin, Ireland in the late 1980s. I think we told them that Zurbrick
was a German name, which turned out to be wrong, since it is Swiss.
The source of this was the Brechenmacher & Armorial General.
It may represent a German branch of the family. The fleur-de-lis
is a symbol of France. The flowers are garden lilies. European
families often had more than one family crest, depending on the branch,
so it's possible that all are correct.