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Broechem

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BROECHEM

Province : Antwerpen
Incorporated into : 1977 Ranst

Wapen van Broechem/Coat of arms (crest) of Broechem

Official blazon

Van azuur met een faas geschaakt van goud en van keel van drie rijen, vergezeld van drie mispelbloemen van zilver - het schild gehouden door twee leeuwen van goud genageld en getongd van keel en getopt met een kroon met elf parels waawan drie opgezet.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on July 14, 1951.

The village of Broechem was part of the Duchy of Brabant and until 1559 ruled by the Lords of Berthout as vassals. Until 1780 the village belonged to several families, from 1780-1793 to the Fraula family.
The seals of the village always showed the arms of the local rulers, i.e. in the 13th century the three pales of the Berthout family, in the 16th and 17th centuries the arms of the Van der Rijt family, and in the 18th century the arms of the Le Roy, Colen and Fraula families. The latter arms were finally used as municipal arms, and officially granted in 1951.

Literature: Servais, 1955


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