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1) Nuremberg – Coupé au 1 d’azur à une demi-roue d’or mouv du coupé au 2 bandé d’argent et de gueules Cimier la demi-roue renversée Lambrequin à dextre d’or et d’azur à senestre d’argent et de gueules
2) Nassau – Coupé de gueules sur azur à une roue de six rayons d’argent brochant sur le coupé Casque couronné Cimier un homme issant posé de profil habillé de gueules coiffé d’un bonnet albanais d’azur retroussé d’argent tenant de sa main dextre étendue une demi-roue d’argent défaillante à senestre Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules. English: Per fess gules over azure with a wheel of six spokes argent covering over the partition Crowned with a helmet Crest: a man issuant placed in profile dressed gules wearing on the head a Albanian [woollen?] hat azure turned up argent holding in its dexter hand extended a demi wheel argent broken to the sinister Mantling: argent and gules.
3) Nuremberg – De gueules à un agneau pascal au naturel passant sur une terrasse de sinople Cimier un pélican dans son aire le tout d’argent. English: Gules with a paschal lamb proper passant on a mount vert Crest: a pelican in its nest all argent.
4) Nuremberg – D’azur à un rencontre de boeuf d’argent Cimier un léopard issant d’azur entre deux proboscides d’argent. English: Azure with a head and shoulders of an ox argent Crest: a lion passant guardant issuant azure between two proboscides argent.
5) Croatie – (Chevaliers, 24 mars 1861) – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’argent au chevron de gueules acc de trois étriers de sable aux 2 et 3 d’or à la demi-aigle de sable becquée et membrée de gueules mouv du parti Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° trois plumes d’autruche une d’argent entre deux de gueules Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules 2° une aigle éployée de sable becquée et membrée de gueules Lambrequin d’or et de sable. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th argent a chevron gules accompanied by three stirrups sable 2nd and 3rd or the demi eagle sable beaked and legged gules coming from the partition [pale] Crowned with two helmets Crests: 1st three ostrich feathers an argent between two gules Mantling: argent and gules 2nd an eagle displayed sable beaked and legged gules Mantling: or and sable.
6) Coire – D’azur à une eau au naturel dans laquelle flotte un canot de sinople l’azur chargé d’une roue de gueules Cimier une roue de gueules vue de biais Lambrequin à dextre d’argent et de gueules à senestre d’argent et de sable. English: Azure with a river proper in which floats a small boat vert the azure charged with a wheel gules Crest: a wheel gules see in 3/4 profile Mantling: to the dexter argent and gules to the sinister argent and sable.
7) Livonie – (Nob. du St-Empire, 7 mai 1753) – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 de sable au lion d’or tenant entre ses pattes la moitié dextre d’une roue de gueules aux 2 et 3 de gueules à trois roses de quatre feuilles d’argent Casque couronné Cimier le lion du 1 issant Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de sable à senestre d’argent et de gueules. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th sable a lion or holding between its paws the dexter half of a wheel gules 2nd and 3rd gules three roses of four leaves argent Crowned with a helmet Crest: the lion of the 1st issuant Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and gules.
8) Hof (Bavière) – De sable à un homme issant habillé d’argent tenant un bâton du même Cimier un vol de sable et d’argent Lambrequin de gueules et de sable. English: Sable with a man issuant dressed argent holding a [ragged staff] baton of the same Crest: a pair of wings sable and argent Mantling: gules and sable.
9) Nuremberg – De sable à un loup rampant d’argent tenant entre ses pattes une roue de six rayons de gueules Cimier le lion issant Lambrequin d’argent et d’azur. English: Sable with a wolf rampant argent holding between its paws a wheel of six spoke gules Crest: the lion issuant Mantling: argent and azure.
10) Souabe – Coupé au 1 bandé d’argent et de gueules au 2 d’or à un cerf au naturel grimpant contre un mont de sinople le tout soutenu d’une terrasse du même avec une eau sur le devant Casque couronné Cimier une licorne issante d’argent entre deux proboscides coupées de gueules sur argent la proboscide dextre ou la proboscide senestre brochant sur une roue d’or Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de sable à senestre d’argent et de gueules. English: Per fess 1st bendy argent and gules 2nd or with a stag proper rampant against a mount vert all standing on a mount of the same with a river in the front Crowned with a helmet Crest: a unicorn issuant argent between two proboscides per fess gules over argent the proboscides dexter (alternatively) the proboscides sinister covering over a wheel or Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and gules.
11) Soleure – De gueules à un boeuf naissant d’argent sommé d’un fer de pique de sable entre les cornes posé en barre le boeuf ch sur le corps d’une étoile d’or mouv d’un tertre d’argent et acc de cinq étoiles d’or dont deux surmontant les cornes deux posées à dextre du boeuf l’une sur l’autre et la cinquième posée dans l’espace entre ses pattes Cimier tous les meubles de l’écu Lambrequin à dextre d’argent et de gueules à senestre d’or et de sable. English: Gules with an ox [with tail pendant] naissant argent surmounted by a head of a pike [weapon] sable between the horns placed bendwise sinister the ox charged with over the body an etoile or coming from a hillock argent and accompanied by five etoiles or of which two surmounted by the horn two placed to the dexter of the ox in pale and the fifth placed in the space between its feet Crest: All the charges of the shield Mantling: to the dexter argent and gules to the sinister or and sable.
12) Windsheim (Bavière) – D’argent à un fermail ovale de gueules couché sommé d’une croix latine pattée au pied fiché du même Cimier une roue d’argent. English: Argent with an oval buckle gules laying on the ground surmounted by a latin cross pattee of foot fitchy of the same Crest: a wheel argent.
13) Vienne – Coupé au 1 d’azur à un chien naissant d’argent orné d’un collier tortillé de sable et d’or au 2 de gueules à une roue d’argent Cimier le chien issant entre deux proboscides coupées à dextre de gueules sur argent à senestre d’or sur sable Lambrequin conformes aux émaux des proboscides. English: Per fess 1st azure with a dog naissant argent decorated with a collar wreathed sable and or 2nd gules with a wheel argent Crest: the dog issuant between two proboscides per fess to the dexter gules over argent to the sinister or over sable Mantling: conforming to the [same as] colours of proboscides.
14) Prusse – (An., 15 oct. 1766 et 2 janv. 1839) – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’azur à une Justice tenant l’épée et la balance aux 2 et 3 d’argent à une corne d’abondance d’or remplie de fleurs l’embouchure en bas la corne du 2 en barre celle du 3 en bande L’écu bordé d’or Casque couronné Cimier un bras armé brandissant une épée le tout au naturel entre un vol de l’aigle de Prusse Lambrequin d’argent et d’azur. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th azure with a figure of Justice holding the sword and the set of scales 2nd and 3rd argent with a horn of plenty or voided the flower of the mouthpiece downwards the horn of the 2nd bendwise sinister that of the 3rd bendwise the shield fimbriated or Crowned with a helmet Crest: an arm armed brandishing a sword all proper between a pair of wings of an eagle of Prussia Mantling: argent and azure.
15) Prov. rhénanes – (Nob. du St-Empire, 5 juillet 1745) – D’or au pal d’azur ch d’une roue de six rayons d’or et de deux fleurs-de-lis du même 1 en chef et 1 en pointe le pal adextré d’un griffon de gueules soutenu d’une terrasse de sinople et senestré d’un chien braque rampant et contourné de sable soutenu d’une terrasse de sinople Casque couronné Cimier un griffon issant de gueules tenant entre ses pattes une roue d’or Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de gueules à senestre d’or et de sable. English: Or a pale azure charged with a wheel of six spokes or and two fleur de lys of the same 1 in chief and 1 in base the pale having to the dexter a griffin gules supported by a mount vert and having to the sinister a pointer dog rampant and reversed sable standing on a mount vert Crowned with a helmet Crest: a griffin issuant from gules holding between its paws a wheel or Mantling: to the dexter or and gules to the sinister or and sable.
16) Saxe, Autriche – (Nob. du St-Empire, 25 sept. 1790; barons, 25 août 1812) – D’argent à un chicot de chêne au naturel posé en bande feuillé à senestre de deux pièces de sinople Casque couronné Cimier un vol de sable l’aile dextre ch d’une barre et l’aile senestre d’une bande d’argent le vol posé devant un panache de plumes d’autruche alternativement de sinople et d’argent Lambrequin d’argent et de sinople Supports deux aigles regardantes d’argent couronnées d’or. English: Argent with a tree trunk of oak proper placed bendwise leaved to the sinister of two pieces vert Crowned with a helmet Crest: a pair of wings sable the wing dexter charged with a bend sinister and the wing sinister a bend argent the pair of wings placed in front of a plume of ostrich feathers alternately vert and argent Mantling: argent and vert Supporters two eagles reguardant argent crowned or.
17) Prusse – (An., 1541) – Coupé au 1 d’or au lion léopardé de sable tenant de sa patte dextre levée une fleur-de-lis d’azur au 2 fascé de sable et d’or de quatre pièces Casque couronné Cimier un lion assis d’or couronné du même posé de front entre deux proboscides d’or ch chacune de deux fasces de sable et ornées à l’extérieur de cinq feuilles de tilleul de l’un à l’autre dont une dans l’embouchure. English: Per fess 1st or a lion passant sable holding in its paws dexter upright a fleur de lys azure 2nd barry sable and or of four pieces Crowned with a helmet Crest: a lion sejant or crowned of the same placed facing forwards between two proboscides or charged each with two bars sable and decorated on the outside with five leaves of a lime tree counterchanged which are in the mouthpiece.
18) Autriche – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 de gueules à un lévrier rampant d’argent colleté de rubans flottants de gueules et d’or et soutenu d’un tertre de sinople aux 2 et 3 coupé a de sable à une roue d’or b un poisson nageant dans une mer le tout au naturel Casque couronné Cimier le lévrier issant entre deux proboscides coupées à dextre de gueules sur argent à senestre d’or sur sable ornées chacune dans son embouchure de trois plumes de paon au naturel Lambrequin conformes aux émaux des proboscides. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th gules with a greyhound rampant argent collared with a ribbon flying gules and or and standing on a hillock vert 2nd and 3rd per fess a) sable with a wheel or b) a fish naiant [swimming] in a sea all proper Crowned with a helmet Crest: the greyhound issuant between two proboscides per fess to the dexter gules over argent to the sinister or over sable decorated each in its mouthpiece with three peacock feathers proper Mantling: conforming to the [same as] colours of proboscides.
19) Augsbourg – D’or à un homme posé de profil habillé de sable ceint d’or coiffé d’un bonnet albanais d’or retroussé du même posé sur un tertre de sable et supp de sa main dextre une roue de sable Casque couronné Cimier l’homme issant entre deux proboscides de sable. English: Or with a man placed in profile dressed sable belted or wearing on the head a Albanian [woollen?] hat or turned up of the same placed on a hillock sable and supporting in his dexter hand a wheel sable Crowned with a helmet Crest: the man issuant between two proboscides sable.
20) Bâle – D’azur à une roue d’or Cimier un vol d’azur chaque aile ch d’une demi-roue d’or celle à dextre défaillante à senestre et celle à senestre défaillante à dextre. English: Azure with a wheel or Crest: a pair of wings azure each wing charged with a demi wheel or that to the dexter broken to the sinister and that to the sinister broken to the dexter.
21) Autriche – Taillé au 1 de sable à une licorne saillante et contournée d’or au 2 de sable à deux bandes d’or Casque couronné Cimier une licorne issante d’or. English: Per bend sinister 1st sable with a unicorn saillant [leaping forward] and reversed or 2nd sable two bendlets or Crowned with a helmet Crest: a unicorn issuant or.
22) Allemagne – D’azur au chevron d’or ch de trois coeurs de gueules et acc en chef de deux roses d’argent et en pointe d’un rocher du même mouv de la pointe Casque couronné Cimier une rose d’argent entre un vol de sable Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de gueules à senestre d’argent et d’azur. English: Azure a chevron or charged with three hearts gules and accompanied by in chief two roses argent and in base a rock of the same coming from the base Crowned with a helmet Crest: a rose argent between a pair of wings sable Mantling: to the dexter or and gules to the sinister argent and azure.
23) Allemagne – Coupé au 1 d’azur à une licorne naissante d’argent mouv du coupé au 2 d’argent plein Casque couronné Cimier la licorne issante entre deux proboscides coupées alternativement d’argent et d’azur. English: Per fess 1st azure with a unicorn naissant argent coming from per fess 2nd argent plain [uncharged] Crowned with a helmet Crest: the unicorn issuant between two proboscides per fess alternately argent and azure.
24) Allemagne – Tranché d’or à une écrevisse de gueules posée en bande sur azur plein à la bande de gueules brochant sur le tranché Casque couronné Cimier deux proboscides coupées à dextre d’or sur azur à senestre de gueules sur argent Lambrequin conformes aux émaux des proboscides. English: Per bend or with a crayfish gules placed bendwise over azure plain [uncharged] a bend gules covering over the per bend Crowned with a helmet Crest: two proboscides per fess to the dexter or over azure to the sinister gules over argent Mantling: conforming to the [same as] colours of proboscides.
25) Allemagne – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’argent à l’aigle de sable becquée et membrée d’or celle du 1 contournée aux 2 et 3 de gueules à une tour d’argent ouverte et ajourée de sable Sur le tout d’argent au lion de gueules tenant entre ses pattes une roue de sable Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° l’aigle du 1 Lambrequin d’argent et de sable 2° le lion du surtout issant Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th argent with an eagle sable beaked and legged or that of the 1st reversed 2nd and 3rd gules with a tower argent doorways and openings sable overall argent a lion gules holding between its paws a wheel sable Crowned with two helmets Crests: 1st an eagle of the 1st Mantling: argent and sable 2nd the lion of above issuant Mantling: argent and gules.
26) Bâle – De gueules à la barre plumetée d’argent Cimier un lion issant d’or tenant de ses pattes une roue du même. English: Gules with the bend sinister plumetty argent Crest: a lion issuant or holding in its paws a wheel of the same.
27) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – De sable au griffon d’or tenant une roue de même Casque couronné Cimier le griffon issant tenant la roue. English: Sable of griffin or holding a wheel of the same Crowned with a helmet Crest: the griffin issuant holding the wheel.
28) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – D’azur à une tête de boeuf d’argent Cimier deux proboscides. English: Azure with a head of an ox argent Crest: two proboscides.
29) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 les armes précédentes aux 2 et 3 bandé de gueules et d’argent Casque couronné Cimier le griffon issant tenant la roue. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th the coat of arms previous 2nd and 3rd bendy gules and argent Crowned with a helmet Crest: the griffin issuant holding the wheel.
30) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – D’or au chevron de sable chargé de trois têtes de lion d’or lampassées de gueules Casque couronné Cimier un chapeau pyramidal d’or chargé d’une bande de sable à une tête de lion d’or le chapeau surmonté d’un tortil d’où sort un panache de cinq plumes d’or de sable d’or de sable et d’or. English: Or a chevron sable charged with three heads of a lion or langued gules Crowned with a helmet Crest: a pyramidal hat or charged with a bend sable with a head of a lion or the hat surmounted by a wreath from which comes a plume of five feather or sable or sable and or.
31) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – Coupé d’argent sur gueules à une croix de l’un en l’autre Casque couronné Cimier un ours issant de sable tenant une hampe à laquelle est attachée une banderole aux armes de l’écu. English: Per fess argent over gules with a cross counterchanged Crowned with a helmet Crest: a bear issuant from sable holding a [of the flag] pole to which is attached a narrow flag with the arms of of the shield.
32) Bavière – (Conc. d’arm., 1632) – Coupé au 1 d’azur au lion léopardé d’or au 2 parti de gueules et d’argent à une roue partie d’or et d’azur brochant sur le parti Cimier un homme issant posé de profil habillé d’azur tenant de sa main dextre étendue une hache d’argent Lambrequin à dextre d’argent et de gueules à senestre d’or et d’azur. English: Per fess 1st azure a lion passant or 2nd per pale gules and argent with a wheel per pale or and azure covering over the per pale Crest: a man issuant placed in profile dressed azure holding in his dexter hand extended an axe argent Mantling: to the dexter argent and gules to the sinister or and azure.
33) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – D’azur à la fasce d’or chargée d’une roue de gueules Cimier un vol chaque aile aux armes de l’écu. English: Azure a fess or charged with a wheel gules Crest: a pair of wings each wing with the arms of the shield.
34) Bavière – (Siebmacher) – D’argent à trois feuilles de sinople 1 et 2 mouvant d’une seule tige celle-ci soutenue d’un chicot du même en fasce le champ chapé à dextre de gueules au lion contourné d’argent à senestre de sable au lion d’or Casque couronné Cimier un vol aux armes de l’écu. English: Argent three leaves vert 1 and 2 coming a single stem that is supported by a trunk of the same fesswise the field chape to the dexter gules a lion reversed argent to the sinister sable a lion or Crowned with a helmet Crest: a pair of wings with the arms of of the shield.
35) de Frommenhausen – Wurtemberg – Tiercé en fasce au 1 de sable au lion naissant d’or couronné du même lampassé de gueules supp de ses pattes une roue de cinq rayons d’argent au 2 de gueules à la fasce d’argent et neuf abeilles volantes en fasce d’or trois en chef trois sur la fasce et trois au-dessous de la fasce au 3 d’argent à un tertre de sinople surmonté de trois ruches d’or rangées en fasce Casque couronné Cimier le lion entre un vol de sable Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de sable à senestre d’argent et de gueules. English: Tierced [tripled] fesswise 1st sable a lion naissant or crowned of the same langued gules supporting in its paws a wheel of five spokes argent 2nd gules a fess argent and nine bees flying fesswise or three in chief three on the fess and three above the fess 3rd argent with a hillock vert surmounted by three bee hives or arranged fesswise Crowned with a helmet Crest: the lion between a pair of wings sable Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and gules.
36) de Jungau – Autriche – (Conf. de nob., 1656; an., 17 avril 1807; barons, 12 avril 1845) – Coupé de sable sur gueules à la fasce ondée d’argent brochant sur le coupé le sable chargé d’un lion naissant d’or mouv de la fasce tenant de ses pattes un faisceau des licteurs en pal lié en sautoir de gueules le gueules chargé de trois fleurs-de-lis d’argent 2 et 1 Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° un lion issant et contourné d’or Lambrequin d’or et de sable 2° un vol à l’antique l’aile de derrière d’argent plein l’aile devant de gueules ch d’une roue d’or Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules. English: Per fess sable over gules a fess undy argent covering over the partition the sable charged with a lion naissant or coming from the fess holding in its paws a bundle of a lictor [i.e. a fasces] palewise tied [banded] saltirewise gules the gules charged with three fleur de lys argent 2 and 1 Crowned with two helmets Crests: 1st a lion issuant and reversed or Mantling: or and sable 2nd a pair of wings with ancient the wing of the rear argent plain [uncharged] the wing in front of gules charged with a wheel or Mantling: argent and gules.
37) de Nestelwang – Allemagne – (Chevaliers, 14 août 1879) – D’argent à une feuille de rosier de sinople et deux petites feuilles du même mouv d’un petit chicot au naturel en fasce le champ chapé-ployé de gueules à deux lions affrontés d’or couronnés du même Casque couronné Cimier un vol à l’antique de sable ch des feuilles de l’écu mouvantes d’une couronne d’or Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de sable à senestre d’argent et de gueules. English: Argent with a leaved of rose bush vert and two young leaves of the same coming a young tree trunk [sapling?] proper fesswise the field chape ploye [division top centre curved to dex & sin base] gules two lions affrontant [face to face] or crowned of the same Crowned with a helmet Crest: a pair of wings ancient sable charged with the leaves of the shield coming a crown or Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and gules.
38) de Wagenfels – Allemagne – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 de sable au lion d’or tenant un sabre d’argent aux 2 et 3 d’azur à une demi-roue d’argent mouv du parti Casque couronné Cimier la moitié dextre d’une roue d’argent mouv d’un vol à l’antique de sable Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de sable à senestre d’argent et d’azur. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th sable a lion or holding a sabre argent 2nd and 3rd azure with a demi wheel argent coming from the partition [pale] Crowned with a helmet Crest: the charges dexter a wheel argent coming from a pair of wings ancient sable Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and azure.
39) de Wagenfels – Allemagne – De sable à un griffon d’or tenant entre ses pattes une roue de sept rayons du même Casque couronné Cimier le griffon issant (Conf de nob 27 sept 1737) Écartelé aux 1 et 4 de sable à un griffon d’or couronné du même celui du 1 contourné aux 2 et 3 d’or à une roue de huit rayons de sable Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° un griffon issant d’or couronné du même posé de front entre un vol de sable chaque aile ch d’une roue de huit rayons d’or que le griffon empoigne de ses griffes 2° quatre plumes d’autruche de gueules d’argent d’or et de sable entre deux proboscides coupées alternativement d’or et de sable Lambrequin d’or et de sable. English: Sable with a griffin or holding between its paws a wheel of seven spokes of the same Crowned with a helmet Crest: the griffin issuant [Alternatively] quarterly 1st and 4th sable with a griffin or crowned of the same that of the 1st reversed 2nd and 3rd or with a wheel of eight spokes sable Crowned with two helmets Crests: 1st a griffin issuant or crowned of the same placed facing forwards between a pair of wings sable each wing charged with a wheel of eight spokes or which the griffin grasps in its claws 2nd four ostrich feathers gules argent or and sable between two proboscides per fess alternately or and sable Mantling: or and sable.
40) de Wagenhofen- Bavière – (Nob. du St-Empire, 7 oct. 1548) – De sable à un griffon d’or tenant entre ses pattes une roue de sept rayons du même Casque couronné Cimier le griffon issant (Conf de nob 27 sept 1737) Écartelé aux 1 et 4 de sable à un griffon d’or couronné du même celui du 1 contourné aux 2 et 3 d’or à une roue de huit rayons de sable Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° un griffon issant d’or couronné du même posé de front entre un vol de sable chaque aile ch d’une roue de huit rayons d’or que le griffon empoigne de ses griffes 2° quatre plumes d’autruche de gueules d’argent d’or et de sable entre deux proboscides coupées alternativement d’or et de sable Lambrequin d’or et de sable. English: Sable with a griffin or holding between its paws a wheel of seven spokes of the same Crowned with a helmet Crest: the griffin issuant [Alternatively] quarterly 1st and 4th sable with a griffin or crowned of the same that of the 1st reversed 2nd and 3rd or with a wheel of eight spokes sable Crowned with two helmets Crests: 1st a griffin issuant or crowned of the same placed facing forwards between a pair of wings sable each wing charged with a wheel of eight spokes or which the griffin grasps in its claws 2nd four ostrich feathers gules argent or and sable between two proboscides per fess alternately or and sable Mantling: or and sable.
41) de Wetterstädt – Transylvanie – Tranché d’azur sur gueules au lion d’or brandissant une épée brochant sur le tranché et soutenu d’un tertre de trois coupeaux de sinople en pointe Cimier trois plumes d’autruche de gueules d’or et d’azur Lambrequin à dextre d’or et d’azur à senestre d’argent et de gueules. English: Per bend azure over gules a lion or brandishing a sword covering over the per bend and standing on a hillock of three peaks vert in base Crest: three ostrich feathers gules or and azure Mantling: to the dexter or and azure to the sinister argent and gules.
42) Lausanne – (An., 30 mai 1833) – D’azur à la fasce d’argent acc en chef d’une étoile (5) du même Cimier l’étoile. English: Azure a fess argent accompanied by in chief an etoile of 5 points of the same Crest: the etoile.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Wagner Coat of Arms and Family Crest

The popular German surname Wagner or Wägner is an occupational name for a person who made wagons or carts for a living during medieval times and the Middle Ages in Europe, deriving from the Middle High German word wagen, meaning cart or wagon, or waganari, meaning “wagon maker” or “wagon driver”. Whether or a maker or a driver, the functional was critical throughout all of Christendom and the Holy Roman Empire as traveling and movement of goods were critical for survival. The English equivalent would be Carter, Cartwright, or Wainman. One source asserts the origin may be Swiss as well. Another source claims the name originated in Silesia and established itself in Saxony.The most well-known coat of arms of the Wagner family is an Azure (blue) shield with a Or (gold) wheel. The earliest documented bearer was Conrad Wegener who was recorded in Schontal, Germany in 1290 AD.

There are hundreds of famous or notable people who bore this popular last name, including, but not limited to: 1) Johannes Peter “Honus” Wagner (1874-1955) was a famous American shortstop in baseball who played in the MLB from 1897 to 1917, born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, and is featured on one of the rarest and most valuable sports cards in history, 2) Ashley Elisabeth Wagner (1991) who was a professional figure skater born in Heidelberg, Germany who has won numerous tournament medals including the Bronze medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, 3) David Wagner (1971) who was a German football (soccer) player born in Geinsheim am Rhein who plated from 1990 to 2005 for eight different teams, and always plated for both the German and United States national teams during the 1990s, 4) George Day Wagner (1829-1869) who was a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was born in Ross County, Ohio and who also served in the Indiana State Senate and Indiana House of Representatives, 5) Karl Willy Wagner (1883-1953) who was a German scientist who pioneered the field of electronic filters, born in Friedrichsdorf, Hesse-Nassau, 6) Otto Koloman Wagner (1841-1918) who was an Austrian urban planner and architect active in Vienna who contributed to many landmarks, 7) Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883) who was a German composer and theatre director born to a family in the city of Leipzig who known for works of art such as The Flying Dutchmen, Tannhauser, and Die Walkure (The Valkyrie), 8) Robert Ferdinand Wagner I (1877-1953) who was a the US Senator of New York from 1927-1949, born in Prussia, 9) Robert Ferdinand Wagner II (1910-1991), son of the aforementioned Senator, who served as the 102nd Mayor of New York City from 1954-1965, and 10) Walter Wagner (1949) who was a German football (soccer) who plated for numerous teams from 1969-1982 whose best playing says were in Greece when he plated for AEK Athens FC.

Spelling variations include Wagoner, Waegner, Waggner, Waagner, Wagneur, Waganer, Wagnier, Wagener, Wagoner, Waggoner, and several others.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the surname Wagner ranked 182nd in the nation in terms of popularity. It ranked in the top 100 last names in the following states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming and Kansas. The name is also somewhat popular in Canada, where it ranks 385th and in South Africa, where it ranks 562nd. The name is also present in the Pacific: it tanks 857th in Australia and 2,660th in New Zealand. It ranks 2,718th in England.

The name ranks 4th in popularity in its native Germany, but is also common throughout many European countries: Austria (4th), Switzerland (55th), Hungary (277th), and Denmark (178th).

In 1610, one James Waggoner, son of James, was christened at Dutch Church in St. Dionis Backchurch in London, England. In 1808, Anthony Wanger married Sarah Harby at St. George in Hanover Square.

Some early American settlers bearing this name including Andreas Wagner (1709), Car Wagner (Pennsylvania 1732), Augustus Wagner (Pennsylvania 1733), Abraham Wagner (Philadelphia 1737), and Antonus Wagner (Pennsylvania 1743). In 1847, Therese Wagner came to South Australia aboard the Hermann von Beckerath. In 1865, James Wagner came to Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Rob Roy.

Noah Wagner was born around 1600 AD. He married Anna Marie Walter and had a son with her. This son, George Ludwig Wagner, was born in Calw, Baden-Wuerttemberg around 1620 AD. He had a son as well. This son was Johann Ludvig, who was born in the same town in 1653. He in turn had a son named Johann. This son, Johann Adam Wagner, was born in Winzeln, Pirmasens, Rheinland Pfalz in 1678. He married Anna Sabina Knerr and had the following issue for her: Anna Margaretha, Johann Adam, and Johannes. The son, Johann Adam Wagner, was born in Westerwald, Schaumberg, Niedersachsen in 1710. He married Anna Maria Sophia Apgar(or Kuntz?) and had three issue: Eva Ann (Blum), Anna Elizabeth Rosina, and Johann Adam. His son Johann Adam Wagner was born in Lemberg, Sudwestpfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in around 1744. He went to colonial America where he married Maria Sophia (Apgar) Nead in New Jersey in 1760. He served in the American Revolution. He had children named William Wilhelm and Christian. His son, William Wilhelm, was born in Hunterdon, New Jersey in 1761. He had the following children prior to his 1834 death in Pennsylvania: Hannah, Catherine, Christian, Sarah (Brown), William, Susan Ann, Abraham, Mary, Josiah, and George. Some of his children had issue as follows:
1) Christian Wagoner was born in Pennsylvania in 1796. He married Mary Jeffries, and had the following issue: Mary, William J., George J., Eliza J., and Emily A.
2) William Waggoner was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania in 1801. He had a daughter named Pricilla.
3) Abraham Wagner was born in Maddennsville, PA in 1808. He married Charlotte Brown and had the following children with her: Harrison, Henderson, Eveline, Anderson B., Morrison, Simpson, Allison Kenton, Cinderella, Charlotte, Sarah, Rebecca Priscilla, Johnston, Iziella, and Joseph Houston.
4) George Wagoner was born in Pennsylvania in 1812. He married Marie Catherine and later Julia Ann Everhart. He had the following issue: Villejah Ann, Hannah Dissette, John, Mary Ellen, Christian D., Frances, Isaac, Orlando, Harrison C., William H., Aravado Florance, Carrie Bell, Ida Alice, and Cora. His son John was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1847. He married Susannah Carey and had two issue with her: Laurice Carey and Alta Grace. He passed away in 1899 in Hordville, Nebraska.

Here is another pedigree of this ancient family:
Martin Wagner (born in Rumbach, Germany in 1460)
Veiox Wagner (born in Rumbach, Germany in 1488)
Jost Wagner (born in Nothweiler, Germany in 1515)
Phillip Wagner (born in Nothweiler, Germany in 1548)
Barbara Wagner (born in 1576)
Ottilia Neuhart (born in 1603)

The family was prominent and numerous in the state of Pennsylvania. The following is an excerpt from the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township:George E.Wagner proved that growing Christmas trees in Pennsylvania was a feasible, profitable and beneficial business. He and his son, Sterling Wagner, pioneered the tree nursery and showed this success by their scientific methods. The Wagner family history starts with Joseph Wagner, born in Austria about 1802, as one of the early settlers in Paradise Township. He was well educated and learned to be a goldsmith. Like many of the itinerant workmen of his day, he traveled from place to place in many different countries plying his trade. About 1820 he immigrated to the Philadelphia area and settled in Bucks County.  In 1826 Joseph Wagner moved on to Monroe County, where he squatted on 400 acres of wild land in Paradise Township, some of this land descending to his son George”.

Wagner Coat of Arms Meaning

Unless further described, the heraldic wheel is assumed to be a wooden wagon wheel, often with the number of spokes given and sometimes broken to one side. For obvious reasons it is associated with “Fortune”, although the winged wheel represented motion to the ancient Greeks (and was used as the symbol of British Railways for a long period).

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