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Crocker Coat of Arms


About The Crocker Coat of Arms


The motto "Deus Alit Eos" means "God Feeds Them" in Latin. This coat of arms was designed by Gary Crocker of Huntington Beach, California, one of my "cousins". It is a collection of several "coats" that he has seen or heard about.
I think this, along with the ravens, might be an association with the prophet Elijah in I Kings 17:1-6. Here the LORD used ravens to bring food to His servant during a famine. Early Crockers might have taken God Feeds Them as a motto because they felt that, like Elijah, God provided for their needs.

I Kings 17:1-6


Now Elijah the Tishbite, Who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there will be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. And it shall be that you shall drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."

So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.

And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.


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Last updated: September 03, 2001