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 Jákó
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Jákó

(Somogy County)

The coat of arms of the settlement:

Triangular shield party per pale of gules and argent. In dexter field gules hand argent, in sinister field argent hand gules join and hold three ears of wheat or.

History of the settlement:

The name of the village Jákó is first mentioned in the 1332-37 tithe records of Pápa. In 1438 King Albert endowed Mihály Guthi Országh and János Guthi Országh with the land formerly belonging to János Hetesi in the area. According to the Turkish treasury’s tax records from 1554 it merely consisted of six houses, a list from 1715 also suggests only five households. From 1526 the territory was almost exclusively owned by the Perneszi family until 1776.

Eight people died in the I. World War, the II. World War, however, - with fights along the Margaret-line - lead to the destruction of the whole village. The front remained in the area for two and a half months. The residents had to be evacuated, almost all the houses were destroyed. The village records commemorate 28 killed in action, one disappeared and one who stepped on a landmine. Until 1950 the village belonged under the notary’s office of Kaposfő and after that, from July 1969, under the Council of Nagybajom. It has an independent mayor’s office since 1993. The „Aranykalász” agricultural co-operative, established in 1959, had more than a hundred employees in the surrounding area in the 1970s. It had a fodder-mixing and a cleaning unit in Budapest and a transporting and building branch in Békéscsaba.