ARMS Associated with the SPITTLER and METZ Families
BLANKENLOCH Blankenloch, a small town north of
Karlsruhe in Baden
is the origin of the JACOB METZ family.
Read about Blankenloch today, which is part of Stutensee.
COAT OF ARMS FOR BADEN GERMANY (left)
Baden was a County in
South-Western Germany. From 1806-1914 it was a Grand-Duchy and between
1918 and 1933 a semi-independent Free-State. Since 1945 it is a State of
the German Federal Republic. In 1952 it was combined with Württemberg-Baden
to form Baden-Württemberg.
The Markgraves of Baden are
descendents of the Zähringer dynasty, that were named after the castle
Zähringen near Gundelfingen. They named themselves in the beginning of
the 12th century after the castle Baden, in the present city of Baden-Baden.
The original arms of the Zähringer dynasty was a red eagle on gold.
Whether the Counts of Baden have used this eagle is not clear. In any
case, from the beginning of the 13th century the red bend is used as the
arms of Baden. The meaning or origin of this bend is not known. As crest
two buffalo horns are used. Source: International Civic Arms
GERMAN NATIONAL ARMS (right)
An old image showing
the German National Arms between the arms of the former West German
States and their predecessors : small shield from top left (year of
oldest picture): Hamburg (1450), Bremen (1369), Braunschweig-
Grubenhagen (1390), Berlin (1460), Hessen (1247), Bayern (1302),
Schwaben (1216), Saarbrücken (1284), Rheinpfalz (1252), Westfalen
(1480) and Schleswig-Holstein (1386); Main shield: Hamburg, Bremen,
Niedersachsen, Berlin, Hessen, Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, Saarland,
Rheinland-Pfalz, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: International Civic Arms
OF METZ FAMILY IN GERMANY
IN SPITTLER-METZ LINEAGE
SPITTLER FAMILY TREE
METZ FAMILY TREE DESCENDANTS of GEORGE W. & EDITH METZ SPITTLER
ON LAKE VIEW, NY