Wittmund

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WITTMUND

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Wittmund
Additions : 1972 Ardorf, Asel, Blersum, Burhafe, Buttforde, Eggelingen, Harlesiel (1968 Berdum, Carolinensiel, Funnix), Hovel, Leerhafe, Uttel, Willen

Wappen von Wittmund/Arms of Wittmund
Official blazon
German In Grün zwei schräg gekreuzte goldene Peitschen, überdeckt mit gespaltenem goldenen Mittelschild, über dem eine goldene Laubkrone schwebt; darin vorne ein halber schwarz bewehrter roter Adler am Spalt, hinten übereinander zwei schwarz bewehrte rote Bärentatze.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1930, but in different colours, see image below.

Wappen von Wittmund/Arms of Wittmund

The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the city, dating from 1540. The eagle is most likely derived from the arms of the Tom Brook family, who ruled the area until 1420. The two bear claws are derived from the arms of the Attena family, who acquired the town in 1457. The two whips were used by the Attena family as a symbol for the city, and were also used as the only symbol on the seals of the city for some time.

Arms of Wittmund

The arms in the Wapen- en Vlaggenboek van Gerrit Hesman (1708)

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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