Coat of arms
A village’s coat of arms tells the story of its medieval past. A coat of arms originally represented a lord or a family, and was a useful way of recognising knights under their armour. Over time, coats of arms have come to represent corporations, urban communities and even nations.
Rebecq’s coat of arms includes elements from the coats of arms or seals of the villages which came together to form the entity of Rebecq.
Rebecq’s coat of arm includes:
- the shield from the municipal seal of Quenast, with the letter K (Kenast) replaced by the letter R (Rebecq)
- reeds, based on the seal of Bierghes (Bierghes did not have a coat of arms, unlike Quenast and Rebecq-Rognon)
- roses, from Rebecq’s coat of arms
In 1977, the villages of Rebecq-Rognon, Quenast, Bierghes and part of Saintes were merged to create the entity of Rebecq. A new coat of arms was needed for this new municipality.