Heraldry of the World

The largest heraldry site on the net, with presently coats of arms on-line !

You are here : Home > Europe > Belgium


Belgische Gemeentewapens - Armories communales de Belgique
Belgian Civic Heraldry


Incorporated into : 1976 Malle

Province : Antwerpen

The arms were granted on April 30, 1839.

The arms were granted on May 2, 1914.

Origin/meaning :

The two villages of Wetmalle and Zoersel formed an Estate until 1793, and a municipality until 1839, when the old municipality was split in Westmalle and Zoersel. The old arms are identical to the arms of Westmalle-Zoersel. The estate was since 1738 a possession of the Powis family, and the red lion on a golden field was the arms of the Powis family.

The new arms are the arms of the Cottereau family, Lords of Westmalle from 1531-1720.

Literature : Servais, 1955

Home © Ralf Hartemink 1996, ->

See also my other sites Food-Info.net and Food Dictionary

This site is private and non-commercial. All sources are mentioned when known. If you own copyrights to the information provided and are not mentioned, please contact the webmaster.

The information (texts or pictures) of this site may be used for private purposes but only after permission of the webmaster and with credit/link to this site. Be aware that for many non-commercial purposes permission of the (municipal) council to which the arms belong is needed ! When not sure, contact the council.
Use of the images in Wikipedia is allowed with reference to this site and/or the original source as mentioned on the site. Use template {{ngw}} for Dutch images and {{ngw2}} for non-Dutch images and always add original source. It is not allowed to use texts of this site on Wikipedia without permission !

For commercial purposes permission of the council as well as the webmaster of this site is always needed. The webmaster of this site is not responsible for commercial use of the material provided.
Disclaimer last changed on April 29, 2008 (addition Wikipedia templates), previous change January 2007 (addition Wikipedia text), previous change 2001.