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 Sáregres
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Sáregres

(The County of Fejér)

Triangular shield erect. The field gules is party per fess by a bar argent. The upper field bears a plough or with a ploughshare argent. On both sides of the plough an alder tree leaf or couped. On the base under the bars a spoonbill argent with beak and legs or couped.

The explanation of the coat-of-arms:

Sáregres is an ancient settlement, the first written document is from 1324. Later a document from 1397 mentions it as “Egres superior” (Felegres)

The name of the settlement derives from alder tree (“égerfa”), which is a common prefix in Hungary (eg.: Eger). The Hungarian settlers settled in the swampy area near Sárvíz, full of alder trees. One of the alder tree leaves refers to the name of the village during the Hungarian settlement.

During the Middle Ages the village was destroyed, then after the wars it was resettled. Sáregres has been mentioned as an inhabited settlement since 1647 by documents. The second alder tree leaf symbolises the resettlement of the village.

The distinguishing prefix was given to the village name after Sárvíz at the end of the 19th century, similarly to other settlements, which have the name “Egres” eg.: Magyaregres, Pusztaegres. The two bars (lines) argent symbolise the name giver Sárvíz_Nádor-Canal and Sárvíz-Malom-Canal. The plough in the chief is taken from the original seal of the settlement (from the one without date). The “plough without wheel”, which is from the seal of the village, was drawn according to the oldest known representation of the plough. The latter representation still exists in the coat-of-arms of the “Szenthei” or “Sárosi” families, dated 1456.

The spoonbill on the base represents the protected waterfowl, which nests in the area of Sáregres. The crawls between the two canals are the living and nesting places of numerous kinds of reserved waterfowls. Herons, red-heron and spoonbills can be found.

As a summary: the coat-of-arms of Sáregres is a so-called “canting arms”, since it tells the name of the village, its history, geographical situation and scheduled natural value.