Arms of Baisingen, Germany


In use in 1972

Blazon: Or a lime tree eradicated vert, in base a plowshare azure

Unfortunately, I don’t have any information on these arms, but it doesn’t appear that they took any influence from the various noble families who ruled the land (Validlingen, Wernau, Württemberg, etc.) I’d suspect the arms are a reference to local agriculture, but I don’t have anything to back that up.

Arms of Hirrlingen, Germany


Granted 1744

Blazon: Gules a plowshare point in chief argent

There is a Hirrlingen family dating back to 1000, while the place appears to be younger; its first mention was in 1275, at which point the main line of Hirrlingens had died out. I don’t know what the Hirrlingen family arms were; it doesn’t seem like any depictions of them have survived. It looks like the Hohenbergs (per fess argent and gules) took over in the mid-thirteenth century, so it’s possible that the tinctures are drawn from their arms – but argent and gules is also an extremely common combination, so it’s equally possible that it’s completely irrelevant.

Former arms of Altingen, Germany


Granted 1954 – 1971

Blazon: Gules two stalks of wheat in saltire surmounted by a croizer in pale or, overall a plowshare argent

I’m sure you can’t guess that this was historically a farming town. The heraldic allusions are very subtle. (They’re not.) The croizer reflects the town’s history as a possession of the abbeys of Ottobeuren and Bebenhausen, and the colors evidently derive from the Tübingen counts palatine (or a gonfanon gules).

Arms of Simaringendorf, Germany

In use since at least 2008

Blazon: Per fess I per bend sinister gules two hammers in saltire or and of the last a plowshare of the first, II of the first a stag statant of the second

The stag is drawn from the arms of the county that shares its name with the village, while the hammers represent the local steelworks and the plowshare stands for agriculture.

Arms of Deutsch Wagram, Austria

Deutsch Wagram

Granted 1985; in use since 1810

Blazon: Per bend or and azure, issuant from a mount in base a stalk of wheat proper between two plowshares addorsed argent

The name can be roughly translated as “wave border” and presumably refers to the Rußbach, which formerly flowed through the village green and caused considerable flooding. The river was diverted away from the town in 1772.