Cirkwehrum

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CIRKWEHRUM

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Aurich (until 1976 Norden)
Incorporated into : 1976 Hinte

Wappen von Cirkwehrum

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

The arms show an eagle derived from the arms of the Allena family, who played a major role in the history of Cirkwehrum, coming from a hill as a canting symbol (Wehr=mound). Folkmar Allena owned a castle in Cirkwehrum, which was burned in 1379 and finally destroyed in 1436.


Literature : Leiner, K. : Panorama Norden. Norden, 1972.

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