Spade: the spade is generally pointed and shod with iron. The handle is sometimes like that of the figure in the margin, but often merely a short piece of wood at right angles with the upright piece. The half-spade is also borne, and is some instances the term shovel is used.
Azure, two spades or--DAMPORT.
Azure, three spades argent within a bordure or--AYNESWORTH.
Azure, three spades argent, helved or--KNIPERSLEY.
Argent, on a bend vert three shovels bendwise in bend of the first--SWETTENHAM. [Various branches of the family vary the arms.]
Paly of six argent and gules, on a bend vert three half-spades of the first--SWETENHAM, Somerset.
Azure, three shovels argent--BEECHTON.
Azure, three irons or digging spades or--BECHETON.
Azure, three half-spades or, the side of each spade to the sinister--DAVERPORT.
Argent, a chevron between three half-spades[otherwise garden-spades] sable--STANDELFE.
The Spade-iron: the iron edge of a wooden spade, but it is not impossible that the figure is intended for a boteroll, or crampet.
Azure, three spade-irons or, [otherwise blades of spades]--BECKTON.