David C McKINLEY-WOODHALL
The additional name of McKinley was assumed by deed poll. The ermine shield and heraldic leopard’s face makes reference to the County of Shropshire whence the Woodhall family originated. The leopards’ heads also appear in the arms of Shropshire and may make reference to William I, Norman overlord of Shropshire, from whom Mr McKinley Woodhall is descended in the distaff lines. The chevron and oak branches area a cant on the family name. The anvil in the crest alludes to the family trade of iron founders and the oak tree is, once again, a pun on the family surname.