Based on COA from
(just for fun, translate this page into
Croatian and watch the word "Frost" turn into "mraz"...)
Spelling variations: Mraze,
Mratz and Mratze
The arms is as follows: "Gespalten, vorne in roth silberner, aus schwaz, silbern gefugter zinnenmduer wachsender lowe: hinten inblau schroffer, geklufteter galdener
Translation/Interpretation: "Split, in the front red silver, out black, silver jointed battlement wall lion waxing, behind in blue, golden rugged clefts and
The full heraldic arms description is: "Per pale, the dexter per fesse embattled argent and sable, the base
masoned argent, and issuant from the battlements, a demi lion rampant azure,
langued and armed gules; the sinister azure, a mountain issuant from base
Divided in two
vertically, (the left half more important of the two), the right divided in two
horizontally in silver and black, the base masoned (bricked) as a battlement;
from that a half silver lion rising with fore paws in the air, tongue and claws
red; the left blue, with a gold mountain.
Motto: None on record
Gules (Red) - Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength
Sable (Black) - Constancy, Grief
Argent (Silver or White) - Sincerity, Peace
Azure (Blue) - Strength, Loyalty
Or (Gold) - Generosity
These are my original versions of the two coats
from the two sources I have. Based on my translation of the
description from Halbert's, I think they misinterpreted it, and the image
on the top is the correct one If you click on these, you will be able to see the medium sized
versions (my original source graphics are 4x as big as those linked
here). The description sources for each version are listed below the
The two versions shown are based on two different
descriptions from different sources. They pretty much agree, but the two
sources disagree on color. The respective description of the arms is
linked below each image.
The image that was previously on my homepage is an earlier original I
did when I first started is still available here.
A search on another site produced information on
the "Mraz's of Poland" (should not be confused with us, since I KNOW
my grandfather's parents came from Croatia): "MRAZ Shield: Red background with a silver breast plate.
MRAZ Crest: Feathers out of crown."
COA from Halbert's
Image - Copyright © 2004 - 2006, Ken Mraz