||Racine Families' Association
THE ASSOCIATION'S COAT OF ARMS
"Green maple tree gilded on a chief cousu Gules a lion passant guardant Or. "
|Our coat of arms
were designed and drawn on June 1st 1988 by:
Rev. Lucien Godbout, heraldist,
of the Seminary of Quebec City.
The shield's green background recalls the original lands
of the seigneury of
"Beaupré", Québec, where lived Étienne Racine and Marguerite Martin,
the ancestors of the Racine family in America. The nine roots of the tree
represent their nine children. The thirteen maple leaves symbolize the
thirteen generations and their numerous descendants since their marriage in
1638. And finally, on top of the shield there is a gold lion (or leopard) with
a red underlay, which has for 10 centuries been part of Normandy's coat of
arms and, also, the origins of Étienne Racine.
In 2000, our coat of arms was assigned by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and
granted to all Racine families in America, who are descendants of our
common ancestor, Étienne Racine, who arrived in Québec around 1634.