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Armorial du Monde
Civic heraldry of France
Armorial de France
Département : Haut-Rhin
- (fr) D'argent à la montagne de trois coupeaux de sinople surmontée d'un crochet en forme de S de sable.
The oldest arms of Berrwiller are known from the end of the 17th century. The meaning of the letter S is not known, it may have been an old village symbol, or a kettle-hook.
The three mountains are most likely taken from the arms of the locally important Waldner de Freudstein family, who used a three-topped mountain in their arms. The mountains are also said to represent the Grand Ballon, Molkenrain and Hartmannswillerkopf mountains.
The municipality has the right to use the War Cross 1914-1918 around or besides the arms.
The arms in Hozier (1696)
The arms by Schœnhaupt, 1900
The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Literature : Wilsdorf et al, 1978