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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

STADEN

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Wetteraukreis (until 1972 Friedberg)
Incorporated into : 1972 Florstadt

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted in 1957 at the 650th anniversary of the city. Staden was founded in 1304 by Count Johann von Isenburg-Limburg. The bordure in the arms is derived from the chequered bar in the arms of the Counts of Isenburg. The eagle is the imperial eagle, and symbolises the Imperial Estates in the Wetterau region, to which Staden also belonged.

In the 19th century Hupp showed for Staden the arms of the medieval Von Prettlack family, who had some estates in the area.

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



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