Esch-sur-Sûre

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ESCH-SUR-SÛRE

Armoiries de Esch-sur-Sûre

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 17, 1988.

The estate and village of Esch-sur-Sûre was from medieval times until 1793 the possession of the Lords of Esch, later to become the Counts of Esch(-sur-Sûre). The medieval arms of the family were 10 silver and red bars. In the 17th century the estate was inherited by the Bost family, who used as arms a boar standing behind a tree. As Lords of Esch they combined their arms with the historical barred arms.

The above arms are a slight variation of the arms of the family, as in the family arms only the front part of the boar was seen, and the trunk of the tree was brown.


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Literature : Loutsch, J-C. et al.; Armorial communal du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Fisch, Luxembourg, 1989, 331 p.


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