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The arms were granted on September 10, 1937 and confirmed on February 1, 1983.
The chief shows three canting hazelnuts. The name has been explained as (hazel)nut-forest. The lower half shows the local patron saint, St. Martin, with the beggar.
Literature : Leaflet: Die Wappen im Kreis Coesfeld, provided by Kreis Coesfeld, 1999.
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