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SVEIO

Province : Hordaland
Additions : 1964 Valestrand

Arms of Sveio

Official blazon

På raud grunn ei kløyvd sølv lilje.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on February 19, 1982.

The arms show a cut fleur-de-lis, an unusual symbol, derived from the arms of Jon Gauteson from Sveio, who lived around 1500. He was the first of his family, who were incorporated in the Norwegian nobility in 1591, to use this symbol.


Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987.