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Old 06-04-2009, 01:07 PM   #17
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The official/historical explanation is that the swan is the heraldic symbol for Buckinghamshire because of its links with the Dukes of Buckingham. A brief explanation can be found at http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/bucks.html
Plimbley’s Dictionary of Heraldry explains
Swan - The swan was the cognizance of the Bohuns. Sometimes it is borne whole, sometimes only the head, like the arms of the Guests. When gorged with a ducal coronet having a gold chain attached to it, it is called a cygney-royal. http://www.digiserve.com/heraldry/pimb_s.htm
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