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(The County of Hajdú-Bihar)
The coat-of-arms of the village of Darvas is a shield gules lined sable. In the lower part of the field two laurel branches vert, banded with a ribbon bearing the national colours of Hungary. On the laurel branches a crane standant argent, holding in the raised dexter foot a stone or.
Most of the fields around the settlement used to be covered with marshes and as such, they meant lair for waterfowl. Cranes also like swampy areas; thus, based on tradition, it is believable that the part of the fields where the settlement would emerge was a favourite hiding place of these birds. This is how the village acquired its name (Darvas means
It is also true that at Darvas there used to live a family called Daru (Crane), thus it cannot be excluded either, that the village was named after them. However, this assumption is rather doubtful, since there are no data as to whether this family ever was a significant landowner. On the other hand, there is documented evidence of the fact that in 1396 the village already existed as the property of the Csáky family.
According to tradition, in the register of 1732 the village was recorded as the possession of Miklós Baranyi. In 1851 Elek Fényes mentioned it as a settlement dwelt by both Hungarians and Vlachs. The legend of the seal of Darvas reads "Seal of Darvas 1855", with a crane as armorial bearings.