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History of the Ampersand

The ampersand “&” is a logogram, that is a drawing that represents a word. The symbol originates in Roman times as the word “et” as in “etc.” or “et al” meaning “and.” In the centuries that followed, the repeated writing of the word “et” morphed into a symbol as follows: 
Because Moreton & Edrington, P.L.C. believes effective legal solutions are best achieved through a collaborative effort between our team and you, we elected to create a logo that reflects this view. Thus, we took elements of each historical ampersand and combined them to create our own collaborative ampersand.

Our modified ampersand