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 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)
An upright, pointed-bottomed, golden military shield, in the field of which (heraldically) on the right a young female figure characterized by red and white colours, (heraldically) on the left a young male figure characterized by black and white colours can be seen: the two figures are holding each other's hands as if dancing stately. An open military helmet is situated on the shield decorated by a gold crown, on the crown a natural-coloured crane can be seen that is holding a stone in one of its lifted feet as usual. The whole crest is decorated by blue and silver-coloured shreds on both sides.
Explanation: Village Onga belongs to those small settlements of Abaúj that did not have a seal up to the first third of the last century and consequently such an illustration could not be discovered during the researches at the record offices of Miskolc and Kassa that is from the 18th century and could be transformed into a crest.
But as fortunately contrasted with the oher settlements in the 1840s, obviously as a result of a centrally organized activity, the county had such a signet made for Onga the illustration of which can also be used heraldically. Unfortunately the seal (typarium) has not survived, anyway: all the village seals of Abaúj that must have been collected by the sheriffs by central order at the beginning of the present century lie hidden in unknown places or are lost forever, but the print is known from several village documents.
By transforming the signet illustration into a crest in a bit altered form it succeeded to achieve that the new crest is in fact the same with the symbol that was once used by the settlement to identify to identify itself so it is based on the heraldically most valuable type of traditions.
It is also in accordance with teh traditions of the settlement that we endeavoured to plan such a crest which reminds of old coats of arms also as a sight (besides the shield it indludes the helmet, the ornament of the helmet and the so-called shreds, too). As the ornament of the helmet, in accordance with the principles adopted in all territories of the country, we have chosen the typical picture of the coat of arms of the Darvas family, owners in Onga, who obviously played an important role in the life of the settlement, the crane which is an important illustration also heraldically: it symbolizes permanent attention (this is why it is holding a stone in its foot: if it fell asleep, it would drop it and would wake up for the thud): it is symbol of the responsibility between human communities. The selection of the colours of the shreds are reasoned by aesthetic respects again: practically giving a frame to it, they emphasize the main symbol itself.