Goose, (fr. oie, lat. anser): a geese are rarely represented in coats of arms, and beyond the Barnacle goose already noticed, it is not easy to identify any species meant by the terms used.The Gray-lag, or Wild-goose, is considered the progenitor of our farm-yard goose. The Magellan is possibly Mergellan, i.e. the Mergellus, and if so, allied to the Smew rather than the goose proper. The gander(fr. jars) occurs in French arms.
Three geese passant close--WALTON, Bp. of Chester, 1660-61.
Quarterly, indented gules and vert, a goose rising argent--LOVENHAM.
Gules, a wild-goose close, argent, a crescent for difference--LANGFORD, Alington.
Or, on a mount vert, a Magellan-goose sable, head argent--ASHFIELD.
De sable, à trois jars d'argent becqués et membrés de gueules--LESQUIN, Bretagne.