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 Szomor [¤]
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Szomor

(County Komárom-Esztergom)

The coat-of-arms is a shield erect with straight sides and a base curved to a point. In the field azure Archangel St Michael is borne tinctured argent with an aureole or round the head, defeating the devil sable. Archangel St Michael is the patron saint of Szomor's parish.

The short desription of the settlement:

Szomor, a settlement in northeastern Transdanubia is situated between the Gerecse Hills and the Zsámbéki basin on the border of the counties Komárom-Esztergom and Pest, at a distance of 35 kms from Budapest. Szomor and its environs have been inhabited since Prehistoric times. This area used to be part of the one-time Roman province called Pannonia, then the Roman and Celtic inhabitants were succeded by the Huns, by different Germanic tribes, then finally by the Avars. The traces of the cultural heritage of all these peoples can easily be detected in the area near Szomor. The settlement's name goes back to the period of the Magyar conquest and several explanations exist as to the origin of the name Szomor. The name of a member of the smaller nobility in the village was the most likely to lend his name to the settlement and the name 'Somúr' was later changed to Szomor.

When exploring the settlement's past the members of the Kézdi-Vásárhelyi family are worth mentioning. In the first half of the 19th century they had a remarkable mansion and a prosperous estate at Szomor. A renowned representative of the Kézdi-Vásárhelyi family was Imre Kézdi-Vásárhelyi, a doctor, an archeologist and a humanist.