Meppen

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MEPPEN

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Emsland (until 1978 Meppen)
Additions : 1974 Apeldorn, Bokeloh, Borken, Emslage, Helte, Hemsen, Holthausen, Hüntel, Schwefingen und Teglingen

Wappen von Meppen

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

Meppen received city rights in 1383 from Adolf, Bishop of Münster. The oldest seal probably dates from the same time, but is known only from 1483. The seal already showed the above arms, with Saint Paul as supporter behind the shield. The colours and the bar are derived from the arms of the diocese and State of Münster. The cross most likely is just a local symbol to distinguish the arms from the state arms.

Seal of Meppen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Meppen

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Stadler,1964-1971, 8 volumes; Ahrens, 1891

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