The family coat of arms

Characteristics of the coat of arms

The coat of arms represents a helmet crown, which was worn since the 13th century as decoration of the coat of arms helmets and was reserved for the nobility. The helmet was a pot or bucket helmet, whereby it is to be assumed that the bucket helmet is probably somewhat younger than the pot helmet, which reaches back as a precursor into the 12th century.

Likewise component of the coat of arms is the shield, which is to be seen in the triangle form as a Gothic shield, whose roots are to be settled approximately at the end of the 12th century.

The cape probably represents a very practicable detail and served as protection against weather influences.

The triangular shield is provided with a crossed sign, which is to be read as house mark and/or clan sign. This probably descends from the Huns and is to be settled approximately in the time from 500 to 800 A.D. The simple and simple structure of the coat of arms is typical for this time of the bestowal, more elaborate decorations are used only later.