Country : Belgium
The arms were granted on October 6, 1824 and confirmed on October 9, 1844.
The arms are a combination of a canting church (Kerk) and three heads. The heads are derived from the arms of the Lords of Wapenaert. In 1821 Jan van Wapenaert became mayor of Nieuwerkerke and he placed the symbol of his family in the new arms. There are no historical seals known for the council of Nieuwerkerken, so the arms were newly devised in the 1830s.
The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Literature: Servais, 1955
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