Square 1 and square 4: a ploughshare, square 2 and square 3: a sickle, all figures in inverted colours. On the helmet with black-silver blankets a growing red-tuned black bracken head.
Interpretation of meaning
The ploughshare and the sickle represent the family name of the sex in speaking form (Bauer, mittelhochdeutsch bûwäre [bûwen = ‘Ackerbau treiben’], [Hans Bahlow: Deutsche Namenslexikon, Frankfurt a. M., 1972, p. 50]. The Brackenkopf (but without the four division) is borrowed from the coat of arms of the former margraviate Brandenburg-Kulmbach, to which the ancestral seat of the family belonged. Black and silver are also borrowed from the coat of arms of the former margraviate.
Authorized to lead
The applicant and the remaining descendants in the male line of the progenitor Stephan Bauer (04.11.1581 - before 1644), as far as and as long as they still bear the family name of the founder of the coat of arms.
- Deutschen Wappenrolle (DWR) of the HEROLD zu Berlin: 11605,13
Printed: Deutsche Wappenrolle - Band 76, C. A. Starke Verlag, 2016, Seite 104
- Roland Wappenrolle Perleberg (RWP): 78/2013
- Online Wappenindex Greve
- Fränkische Wappenrolle: B213
- Freie Wappenrolle, registred in B
The coat of arms was founded by me in 2013. It was created by the heraldist Mr. Mikuláš Krejčík z Radimovic. The second elevation was made by the heraldist Mr. Martin Knoch. Mr. Roland Tiedtke created the third outline. Basis was the paternal lineage, which goes back to the beginning of the 16th century.