Lochristi

LOCHRISTI

Province : Oost-Vlaanderen
Additions : 1976 Beervelde, Zaffelare, Zeveneken

Wapen van Lochristi/Coat of arms (crest) of Lochristi

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 17, 1987.

The arms combine the old arms of Lochristi and Beervelde.

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The previous arms were granted on September 25, 1947.

The lion in the arms is derived from the arms of the St. Bavo Abbey in Gent. The village of Lochristi was a possession of the abbey for many centuries (see also Oostakker, Sint-Amandsberg and Sint Lievens Houtem in Belgium and Wattrelos in France.

St. Nicholas is the patron saint of Lochristi.

Wapen van/Blason de Lochristi

The arms on a police badge (source)

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Literature: Servais, 1955; new image from Tim Wulgaert.