National and historical symbols of Hungary

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 Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Ivánc [¤]
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(The County of Vas)

The coat-of-arms is a shield party per pale gules, pierced flanche-wise, the base pointed. In the dexter field two swords crossed in saltire, piercing a crown, all or. In the sinister field a unicorn segréant argent. Across the top a crown verdured or.

The history of the village Ivánc goes back to the Árpád age, with the first deed of foundation dated 1245.

At the beginning of the 15th century the village was owned by the Ivánczy family, who acquired their nobiliary pre-name from the name of the settlement. The family played an important role in the history of not only Ivánc, but of the county Vas as well.

The first seal of Ivánc was found among documents written in 1858, when the cadastral map of the area was drawn.

The search for the coat-of-arms of the Ivánczy family, which was already significant in the Middle Ages, and the members of which later held the position of vice comes in the comitat several times, finally ended in success. Among the documents of the Chapter of Vasvár one dated 1630 bore the ringed seal of Péter Ivánczy, then vice comes of the comitat.

The rather faded Ivánczy coat-of-arms bore a unicorn, two swords crossed in saltire and a crown. The document dated 1630 can be found in the archives of the comitat Vas, among the documents classified as 20 F. XLI, Vasvári Káptalan (Chapter of Vasvár) Litt. et Insformanta.

The local council of the village, by its decision 16/1993, adopted the coat-of-arms of Ivánc. The inaugural ceremony took place on 1 May 1993, within the framework of a village festival day. For the worthy celebration of the event we chose a motto from the writings of Count István Széchenyi, "Without knowing our past full of struggles we cannot esteem our present or be enthusiastic about our future. A hopeful future can only rest on the respect of the past."