Hilsenheim

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HILSENHEIM

Département : Bas-Rhin

Armoiries de Hilsenheim
Official blazon
French De gueules à la garde et à la poignée d'une épée basse d'or.
English No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation

Origin/meaning

The name is derived from two words "Hilsen", meaning warrior, and "heim" or home. The meaning of Hilsenheim thus is "the home or village of the warrior", and when the fighter did retire, and maybe received the village as a gift, he did break his sword, which is symbolised by the arms.

The French royal fleur-de-lys that is on the sword symbolised (before the 1789 revolution) the village's allegiance to the French king.

Blason de Hilsenheim

The arms in Hozier (1696)
Blason de Hilsenheim

The arms by Schœnhaupt, 1900
Blason de Hilsenheim

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932

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Literature : Les armoiries des communes du Bas-Rhin. Tome III : Communes du département (Dingsheim à Hohwiller). 1952; background from Thierry, Hilsenheim.