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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HIRSCHAID

District (Kreis) : Bamberg

State : Bayern

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on February 17, 1954.
The deer (Hirsch) is a canting element, which was already used by the Lords of Hirschheid in the 14th century. The family used the deer in combination with either a small mountain or a 8-pointed star. The municipality adopted the arms of the family in 1835 with the deer in natural colours. In 1954 the arms were formally granted with the deer in the original black colour. The original colours are known since the 16th century for the arms of the family.

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



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