Acorn, (fr. gland, old fr. cheyne): this is usually represented vert, but they may be of other colours. They may also be slipped or leaved. An acorn-sprig is not unfrequently used in the arms, and is often used also as a crest. Sometimes, too, the acorn-cups are represented alone.
Sire Rauf de Cheyndut, de azure, a un cheyne de or, e un label de goules--Roll of Arms, temp. EDW. II.
Argent, three martlets azure, on a chief gules an acorn between two mullets or--CAIRNS.
An acorn slipped and leaved--Seal of town of WOKINGHAM.
Argent, three acorns slipped vert--AIKENHEAD and TATTON.
Vert, three acorns or--HARDING and SMITH, Middlesex.
Quarterly, per fess indented first and fourth gules in chief a maunch argent, in base an acorn sprig--AKERMAN, Surrey.
Argent, three cups of acorns, azure--ATHUL.
Acorns are also borne by the families of ASHTON, Marketfield; ATASTER(or AKASTER); BRETTELL, Worcester; BOYS; CROMIE, Kildare; CUDDERLEY, Derby; DALLING; DUNCAN, Essex; FYFIELD; IFIELD; JOHNSON, Warrington; PALMER, Middlesex; SEVENOKE, and others.