Zerkegem

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ZERKEGEM

Province : West-Vlaanderen
Incorporated into : 1977 Jabbeke

Wapen van Zerkegem

Official blazon

Een zilver veld, met eenen blauwen zerk, waerop twee roode uitkomende hertshoornen.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on December 7, 1844.

The arms show a gravestone (grafzerk), making it a canting element. The arms are based on an image on a map dating from the 17th century. There is no other historical evidence for the arms and the meaning of the two deer antlers is unknown.

Wapen van/Blason de Zerkegem

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930

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Literature : Servais, 1955