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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Recklinghausen
Additions : 1975 Amt Waltrop (partly)

Wappen von Waltrop/Arms (crest) of Waltrop
Official blazon
German In goldenem Schilde ein schwarzer rot bewehrter Adler, belegt mit einem Herzschild der in schwarzem Felde eine goldene verkürzte Spitze zeigt.
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The arms were officially granted on September 12, 1938.

The arms are a combination of the German Imperial Eagle and the arms of the Goy family.

Waltrop was a village until 1938 when it became a city. The arms were granted in the same year. The eagle is derived from the seal of the free imperial estate Elmenhorst, which is now in the municipality of Waltrop. To distinguish the arms with the many other arms with the eagle, the arms of the Goy family were placed on the eagle. The Goy family had its home in the municipality and was of great (local) importance in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Coat of arms (crest) of Waltrop

The arms on a special cancellation 1975

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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