Denhof coat of arms
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Denhof - is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by several szlachta families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Dönhoff (German) or Denhoff (Polish) (sometimes also Denhof or Doenhoff) was a Livonian German noble family, a branch of which moved to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th century and became recognized as a Polish noble (szlachta) there.
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Argent a boar's head caboshed sable armed of the field. Crest: issuant out of a crest coronet or a demi-boar sable armed argent pierced by two spears saltire-wise points in chief also argent. Mantled sable doubled argent.
Notable bearers of this coat of arms include:
- Ernst Magnus Dönhoff (1581-1642), voivode of Parnawa (1640-1642)
- Kasper Dönhoff (1587-1645), voivode of Dorpat (1627-1634)
- Alexander von Dönhoff (1683-1742), Prussian Lieutenant-General
- Sophie von Dönhoff (1768-1838), morganatic spouse of Frederick William II of Prussia
- August Heinrich Hermann von Dönhoff (1797-1874), Prussian diplomat
- Marion Dönhoff (1909-2002), a German journalist
- Herbarz Polski - Polish Armorial 2009/2010 (Tadeusz Gajl) - Herb Denhof
- Denhoff (herb szlachecki), according to Polish site (June 19, 2011)
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