Swallow, (fr. hirondelle), and from the French word a family of ARUNDEL, as well as the borough of that name in Sussex, are supposed to have taken their arms. The bird, however, in found adopted by several other families. When the martin is named it is probably intended for the martlet.
Sable, six swallows 3, 2, 1, argent--Family of ARUNDEL of Wardour.
Argent, a swallow volant in bend sinister sable--Town of ARUNDEL, Sussex.
Or, a fesse azure between four barrulets wavy of the last: on a canton of the second two barrulets argent, charged with three swallows volant sable, viz. on the first two, second one--ALLOTT, co. York; granted 1729.
Argent, a fesse between three swallows volant sable--SWALLOW.
Argent, a cross raguly gules between four swallows[otherwise 'birds'] azure legged of the second--ANSTIS, Cornwall.
Argent, a chevron between three martins sable--MARTINSON, Newcastle-on-Tyne.