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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Aurich (until 1976 Norden)
Additions : 1952 Tidofeld; 1972 Bargebur, Leybuchtpolder, Lintelermarsch/Norddeich, Neuwesteel, Ostermarsch, Süderneuland I, Süderneuland II, Westermarsch I, Westermarsch II
The supporter is St. Andrew (Andreas) with his symbol, the cross. The oldest seal of Norden, dating from 1498, already shows St. Andrew. He was the patron saint of the second church of the city, consecrated in 1288. The spurs (Sporenräder) are derived from the arms of the Idzinga family. This family had much influence in the city, but is not known when the city adopted the spurs.
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.; Leiner, K. : Panorama Norden. Norden, 1972; Kaffee Hag picture albums, 1920s.