Kontich

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KONTICH

Province : Antwerpen
Additions : 1977 Waarloos

Wapen van Kontich

Official blazon

  • (1849) De gueules, à quatre pals d'or, sur le tout coupé au premier de gueules à la croix alezée d'argent et au second d'azur au lion d'or.
  • (1980) In keel vier palen van goud; hartschild: doorsneden 1. in keel een Latijns kruis van zilver 2. in lazuur een leeuw van goud.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 3, 1849 and confirmed on December 9, 1980.

The arms of Kontich are a combination of a variation of the arms of the County of either Mechelen or Berthout (pales) and the arms of the family Franco y Feo.

Kontich was an Estate in the County of Mechelen in medieval times, and has had members of many families as Lords of the Manor. One of these families was the Berthout family who owned the estate from 1332-1410 and who use dthree red pales in gold. The last family who owned the estate was the Franco y Feo family, which originated from Portugal. They bought the estate in 1762 and ruled until 1793.

Wapen van/Blason de Kontich

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Kontich

The arms on a police badge (source)


Literature : Servais, 1955; Anonymous : Van evers en heiligen - wapens en vlaggen van de gemeenten in de provincie Antwerpen. Antwerpen, 1998.