Family Crest

Schleswig-Holstein Coat of Arms
Schleswig-Holstein Coat of Arms

UPDATED – After doing some additional research on Schleswig-Holstein, I’m just going to post the current coat of arms for the region. It makes the most sense, but in the future, I might put together a small history of the various coats of arms used over time.


So, my wife and I took the kids down to Wurstfest in New Braunfels back in November. We had a great time. I got my fill of sausage, but the beer gets more and more outrageously expensive every year ($6 per cup for the good stuff).

Any way, across from Landa Park is the activity center where a lot of vendors are set up selling their wares. Right in front of the door was a vendor selling family crests and other genealogical information on German families. For grins, I look in his book of names with information readily available. Krabbenhoft was listed, but I didn’t feel like shelling out the cash.

So, now a couple months later, I’m starting to wonder if we have a family crest. I come from a long line of farmers, so I highly doubt it. But then, our crest could simply be the Schleiswig-Holstein crest. Hmm.

Drop me a line if you know for sure.