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PITTEM

Province : West-Vlaanderen
Additions : 1977 Egem

Wapen van Pittem

Official blazon

In zilver twee rozen van keel en een vrijkwartier van hetzelfde.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 1, 1985.

The arms are those of the medieval Van Pitthem family, who ruled the village until 1395. The municipality already applied for these arms in the 1920s, but the High Court of Nobility did not approve. The policy at the time was to use the arms shown on the local seals, or, if these were not available, the arms of the last Lords of the manor. In the case of Pittem that would have been the arms of the family Croÿ-Solre. The municipality, however, insisted on the arms of the medieval family. And used the arms non officially.

Only after the merger in 1977 the municipality applied again for the historical arms, which were now granted.


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Literature : Viane-Awouters and Warlop, 2002