Schnabelwaid

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SCHNABELWAID

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Bayreuth (until 1973 Pegnitz)
Additions : 1978 Zips (partly)

Wappen von Schnabelwaid

Official blazon

Gespalten von Silber und Blau; vorne am Spalt ein halber, golden bewehrter roter Adler mit goldenem Kleestängel auf dem Flügel; hinten ein links gewendeter silberner Storchenrumpf mit rotem Schnabel.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 27, 1672.

Schnabelwaid was sold in 1668 to Margrave Christian Ernst von Brandenburg-Bayreuth. The oldest seal dates from the same time and already shows the above arms. The eagle is the eagle of Brandenburg, the other half is a canting element (Schnabel = bill/beak). In the original seal the species of bird could not be distinguished, but it was mentioned in 1692 as a stork. The colours are most likely derived from the arms of the Lords of Künsberg, previous owners of the village.

Wappen von Schnabelwaid

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

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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