What’s in a name: The Rising Sun

Pictures of HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth naval base

Taken by the Ordnance Survey mapping plane Picture: Andrew Tyrrell / Ordnance Survey

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Kings Edward III, William II and William III all had a rising sun on their coat of arms.

The sun rising suggested a new dawn and a bright future.

It was also very easy to draw a sun on a pub sign. It is still a fairly common name around the country, the nearest being in Clanfield.