This article is about the heraldic charge. For the painter nicknamed "the Frisian Eagle", see Wybrand de Geest
A Frisian eagle sable.
A Frisian eagle is a specific kind of eagle in Dutch heraldry, consisting of half of a black double-headed eagle on the dexter side of a shield parted per pale.
It originated as a mark of favour granted to certain Frisian noblemen by the Holy Roman Emperor, and is still borne in the arms of a number of Frisian families. The correct blazon in Dutch is: Gedeeld: I in goud een zwarte Friese adelaar komende uit de deellijn [Per pale: Or, a Frisian eagle sable rising from the line of partition.
Arms of the Galama family
Arms of the town of Sneek
Historical arms of North Frisia with its motto Lever duad as Slav (Better dead than a Slave) where the eagle actually appears in the sinister half. The North Frisian coat of arms is not identical with that of modern Nordfriesland district.
- Gonggrijp, G. F. E. (1943). Friesche eigenerfdenwapens (in Dutch). Naarden. Blazon 60-67.