Seeberger Coats of Arms

What would the different families be without a nice coat of arms? It is often forgotten that there are fixed rules about the presentation and how to wear them. But this shall not be the subject in this case. I just want to introduce the most interesting coats of arms, out of the great existing numbers.
Every correction hereto would be welcome! Also corrections in language and terms, because this is not my native language.

1. The Swiss coats of arms:

Wappen Malters 02
Wappen Lupfig
Wappen Felix Birr 1855

This coat of arms is the basic one of the Seeberger from the canton Luzern (Malters and Schwartzenberg).

Details about date and to whom it was granted are not known.



One day I will take the time to reproduce these coats of arms in colour! For the moment, this version must be sufficient.


In Birr the Seebergers are (falsely) not counted to the oldest families. It has to be mentioned, that both towns can only be seen together. Not only from the distance they can hardly be divided, but since before 1500 it is a joined church.





Nevertheless, there is a coat of arms from Birr, that of Felix Seeberger, which was granted in 1855. This one is also mentioned in the records of the town of Zofingen, where this Felix from Birr moved to.





In the City-hall of Lupfig this coat of arms is situated. It is dated 1647. According to infos from the state-archive in Aarau, the coat of arms has been attached to the rooftop of the church in Windisch /Aargau.

2. The Austrian coat of arms:


Speyer Waigel 1612

Wappen de Edlach 1562 Prag

This is one of the nicest and most interesting coat of arms. The date in the papers April 3rd 1562 seems to be incorrect. The right date is probably March 3rd 1582 in Prag with a socalled addition / correction on April 3rd 1621. It was granted by the emperor Rudolf II to the brothers Wolf and Domian Seeberger. They were tax-collectors in Linz/Donau. After this time they were permitted to carry the name Seeberger de Edlach 

Original in the document from 1582


(Is this possibly a hint to the town Edlach in the Steiermark?)


In the Siebmacher books, this coat of arms is mentioned. It probably originated in 1450, other details are unknown. There are several variations of this.





Hoheneck writes 1525 that this is the coat of arms of the not anymore consisting Seeberger families in Upper Austria. Up to now however, these families have not made an appearance.






The Seeberger of Bregenz /Vorarlberg were granted with this, all other details are unknown. 


Two coats of arms of different origins seem to have the same basis.

On the left, one from America, further details unknown.

On the right, from the Riestap Armorial.

3. The Bohemian Coat of arms:

Wappen Riestap Armorial General
Wapp de Seeberge Cheb

A coat of arms with many questionmarks. It is situated in the castle Seeberg and in the Niklas church in Cheb / Eger Bohemia/CZ. Vinzenz Proeckl wrote 1870, as the director of the town archive of Eger: The family Seeberg belongs to the most famous in Eger and mentioned names from 1042 - 1318. His successor, Dr. Karl Siegel, puts this in question and states that the von Seeberg never owned the castle, nor lived in it, but about 60 miles south of it. Apparently the mentioned documents never existed.
Well, I cannot decide this quarrel of the experts one way or another, but I am certain, that this clan were not the forefathers of the Eger Seebergers. For me, they were all very down-to earth people, who received their name from the village Seeberg

4. German Coats of arms:

Wappen Hof
Wappen evtl. Kulmbach


This is a socalled Mayor´s coat of arms.

It was granted to Johann Wolfgang Seeberger, from the Böhemian line from 1694 - 1769 of Hof / Bavaria, who was the mayor of Hof. This coat of arms was traditionally restricted to the mayor in charge and not automatically handed down within this family.
Please note the similarity with the following one.



For this coat of arms the origin is noted to be Kulmbach /Bavaria. The oldest Seeberger in Kulmbach was a Johann Christian, who was a half-brother of the above mentioned Johann Wolfgang. His descendants lived until about 1900 in Kulmbach, after which this clan vanished. The basic motive of both coats of arms suggest the origin of the Fichtelgebirge at the border between Bavaria and Bohemia


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This is the coat of arms of the Sieberger family. Origin and date hasnt been verified.
It points a bit to the area of Tyrol..