In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.
(The County of Nógrád)
The village’s coat of arms can be described as follows: Triangular shield erect, its upper edge concave twice, party per fess gules and azure. In field gules on the dexter side a ploughshare argent and on the sinister a coulter, also argent. In field azure an oak branch is borne with six leaves vert and below the leaves three (one on the dexter and two on the sinister side) acorns, all or.
The plain shield of the settlement is one of the so-called canting arms (tesserae loquens), and it gives much information on the history of the village and also on village life.
The green oak branch with the golden acorns in the blue field is a reference to the settlement’s natural surroundings as well as to its ancient origin. Cered is very likely to have existed before the period of the Hungarian conquest and it bears the name of an ancient species of oak trees (Quercus cerris), which is called ’cser’ in Hungarian.
The ploughshare and the coulter, which are borne in the red field, symbolise the settlement’s hardworking inhabitants, and at the same time, these charges also recall the motives of Cered’s one-time seal, which goes back to 1842. ű
Cered is a settlement in Nógrád County. It was mentioned by various documents (Cheregh) as early as the Middle Ages, as part of the estates belonging to the castle of Somoskő. (…possessiones castri Sunuskew…) The most significant ethnicity int he village was the Palóc group of people. The village of Cered used to have several landowners, from whom the members of the Radvánszky family did the most for the development of the settlement.