Sea-Gull, (lat. larus): to the family of Gulls(laridœ) belong the sea-gulls and sea-mews, as well as the terns, all of which are found in coats of arms. Probably the general term sea-fowl, and the name sea-pewit(perhaps given to the gull from its manner of flight), both of which occur, should be referred to the common sea-gull.
Azure, three sea-gulls argent--David LLWCH.
Gules, a fesse wavy argent between three sea-gulls proper; a crescent for difference--MEDLAND, Launceston, co. Cornwall; granted 17 May, 1730.
Gules, three sea-mews argent beaked and legged or--MEWY, co. Devon.
Azure, three mews argent beaked and membered gules--ASHE.
Azure, a fesse ermine between six sea-mew's heads erased argent--SPENCER, Wormleighton, co. Warwick.
Gules, a fesse engrailed between three sea-mews argent--SYER, Isham, co. Northampton; granted 1614.
Gules, a fesse between three tern-fowls argent--YERLE.
Or, a fesse dancetty ermine, in chief a sea-pewit vert beaked and legged gules--QUARLES, co. Northampton.
Gules, a chevron between three sea-pewits argent--SAYER, Preston, co. Durham.
Sable, a chevron between three sea-fowl closed argent--SEAFOWLE.