National and historical symbols of Hungary

In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.

The Coat of Arms of the Village of Horvátzsidány
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(Vas county)

In a field vert a ploughshare is borne, bladed to the dexter, behind its point a scythe, crossed in saltire, and below three ears of wheat.

The meaning of the symbols:

The members of the town council proved their traditional values as they decided in favour of the seal motifs from the 19th century, renewed in 1906, and put these on the shield of the new coat of arms. The scythe and the ploughshare often appeared in shields as typical tools for those living from the cultivation of the land. They are serf community symbols in the old seals of the village Zsidány.

Horvátzsidány already existed in the Árpád era. Its name was first mentioned in royal charters in 1225. Its first seal marks are found in landowners’ documents from the 18th century.

In the middle of the 23 mm diameter negative engraving, above the point of the floating ploughshare, there is a scythe, crossed in saltire. Its legend is: SIGERSTORFT 1762.

On the occasion of the 1906 registration the leaders of the village took the advantage of placing the old historical symbol into the shield which had been used until the introduction of the council system. In 1950, the Minister of Home Affairs forbade the usage of the coat of arms of the village. After this, one cannot be surprised if the old symbols had been forgotten during half a century.

Before 1950, the village belonged to Sopron County. After 1950, together with the other villages of the Csepregi district, it was joined to Vas county.

After the political transformation, the Board of Representatives decided on the renewal of the old coat of arms.