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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Hamm
Additions : 1939 Mark; 1968 Berge, Westtünen, Wiescherhöfen; 1974 Bockum-Hövel (1934, Bockum, Hövel), Heessen, Pelkum (1968 Herringen, Lerche, Sandbochum, Weetfeld), Rhynern (1968 Amt Rhynern (partly), Allen, Freiske, Hilbeck (1975 to Werl), Osterflierich, Osttünnen, Süddinker, Wambeln), Uentrop (1968 Braam-Ostwennemar (partly), Frielinghausen, Haaren, Norddinker, Schmehausen, Vöckinghausen, Werries)

Wappen von Hamm

Official blazon



Hamm was founded in 1226 by Adolf I, Count of the Mark, and later became the capital of the County of the Mark. In 1263 the village received city rights and from the same time dates the oldest seal. This seal shows a castle on a hill, on which the lion of the arms of the Counts of the Mark is placed. Around 1275 the arms of the Counts was changed to the chequered bar. The city subsequently started to use the new arms in its seals since 1297. The new arms became known as the 'small arms' of the city until 1875, when it became the official arms. The arms were reconfirmed in 1909 and 1934.

Between 1297 and 1875 the city also used the 'large arms', which were a combination of the old castle and lion on the left half of the shield and the bar in the right half.

Siegel von Hamm

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal of Hamm

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Hamm

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Wappen von Hamm

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms (crest) of Hamm

The arms in the Emmerlinge album
Wappen von Hamm

The arms on a 1960s matchox label
Arms (crest) of Hamm

The arms in the Abadie albums

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.