Maryland’s main symbol was taken from the existing flag which is a symbol of Maryland’s founding family, the Crossland family that included George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore. Their symbol is called a “cross bottony,’ with red and white Crossland colors. Around the cross bottony Fatti maschil, Parole femine and 1632 are shown. The first was adopted as an element of the Great Seal of Maryland, and has been accepted as a state motto. In the year 1632, Lord Baltimore II was given a land grant that created Maryland.