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 Szentpéterszeg
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Szentpéterszeg

(The County of Hajdú-Bihar)

Szentpéterszeg is a village situated east of Berettyóújfalu. It emerged in written sources as Szentpéteregyháza or -szege in 1285 being part of Gáborjánmonostor. In 1311 Debreceni Dózsa got it, and it may have been a plain holding, which was not in papal tenth-list. Now that it had 15 allotments in 1552, it was a middle village.

The XVII century brought a lot of loss of blood for Hungary, in this respect, everybody died in the village. However, in the XVIII century it was already an inhabited place and it was the possession of "Nagyvárad Chapter". The inhabitants of the village were protestant.

So it was a typical peasant village, which is characterized by the coat of arms. The mark of the shield was pressed on a socage survey on 3rd October 1769. The mark can be read hard, but the following is visible "PÉTERSZEGI PECSÉT" (Seal of Péterszeg). Inside the legend a shield print can be seen, on the left a ploughshare standing upward with its tip and outward with its edge, on the right with its edge inside turned coulter. These parts of plough were symbols in the thoughts of the Hungarian peasantsts and were often used on the seals of the villages.

In this case, the coat of arms of Szentpéterszeg is a shield in blue with the above described silver ploughshare and coulter.