This is my family's Coat of Arms, as listed in "Koller's Armorial Universal" and described as follows: Coupe: au 1, d'azur à la colombe employée d'or tenant dans son bec un rameau d'olivier de sinople; au 2,d'argent au singulier de sable accompagne en chef d'un lambel degueules et, en pointe, de trois fers de lance de sable ranges enfasce.
A more elaborate description in English follows (taken from the Ouellette family reunion): The upper part is colored in on a blue background and is a representation of loyalty, fidelity adn truth. Since ancient times, when brides wore a blue ribbon, the color is associated with purity and love. On it is a dove holding a spread out green olive branch in its beak; nobility, serenity, and peace. Silver has also been associated with the qualities of purity and chastity, because it withstands the test of fire. Situated in the center of teh silver is a wild boar. This animal takes a great deal of its symbolic significance from Norse mythology and to it were attributed the qualities of courage andfertility. Over the centuries, the boar has become associated with bravery and perserverance. Accompanied above it is a piece of silk stuff with three pendants all colored red, which represents fire. In military application, this color signifies fortitude. Often the symbolism of the color is dependent on the shade, but in general it denotes valor, patriotism and creative power. Below the wild boar are three forked lances colored black, all of them ranging across the shield horizontally. There are many meanings connected with this symbol. In ancient times it was linked with the quality of authority. In later usage it denoted speed, directness, keeness and great potential power.