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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)


ABTSWIND

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Kitzingen
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft : Wiesentheid

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on August 10, 1966.

The arms combine a crosier with the fox from the arms of the Dornheim family. The village was likely founded by the Abbey of Münsterschwarzach, which ruled the village until the 16th century. In the 16th century the village became a possession of the Lords Fuchs von Dornheim. The latter used the canting fox (Fuchs) as their arms. The arms thus refer to both the abbey and the Lords.


Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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