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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HAUENSTEIN

District (Kreis) : Pirmasens

State : Rheinland-Pfalz

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted in 1964. The eagle in the upper part of the arms is derived from the arms of the Lords of Than, Lords of Daun in the 14th century. Hauenstein at the time was part of the Daun Estate. In 1603 a large part of the estate was acquired by the Bishops of Speyer, and this is symbolised by the cross of Speyer in the centre of the shield. The other part of the estate was acquired by the Lords Schenk of Waldenburg who used arms divided in blue and gold, which forms the lower part of the Hauenstein arms.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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