Niel

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NIEL

Province : Antwerpen

Wapen van Niel

Official blazon

  • (1877) D'or aux trois pals de gueules. L'écu sommé de la lettre N.
  • (1993) In goud drie palen van keel. Het schild overtopt met een gotische letter n van goud.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on June 23, 1877 and confirmed on October 13, 1993.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the village, dating from the 14th century and used until the end of the 18th century. The arms are those of the Berthout family, who, in the 14th century, ruled the Land van Mechelen region, to which Niel belonged. To distinguish the seal from the many others using the same arms, a letter n was added above the arms.

In 1993 the blazon was updated, but the arms remained unchanged.

Wapen van/Blason de Niel

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Niel

The arms on a police badge (source)


Literature : Anonymous : Van evers en heiligen - wapens en vlaggen van de gemeenten in de provincie Antwerpen. Antwerpen, 1998.