Coat of Arms

We know what the Kingma coat of arms looks like thanks to the Regina church in Zweins and archival records. The left half of the coat of arms depicts a Frisian half eagle sable on or. The right half depicts two whelks sable on argent. At the base, there is an arrow argent on azure, topped with a swan crest.

It is suspected that the whelks in the coat of arms refer to the ‘kink’ in the road that gave the Kingma family its name, as the Dutch word for whelk is ‘kinkhoorn’. In another, probably older version of the coat of arms the Frisian half eagle is missing. Presumably, this version dates back to the period before 1498 (Albert of Saxony).