Felix Waldack appearing on the
Belgian regional televison AVS (2002), explaining about the -now
officially registered- Coat of Arms of the Waldack Family.
Belgian Newspapers "De
Gentenaar", "Het Nieuwsblad" and "Het Volk" (Tuesday July 9, 2002)
all the descendants (with the
surname Waldack) from Joannes Baptista WALDACK, born in Evergem on April
16, 1755 and deceased there on February 23, 1823
on October 10, 1992 by the Heraldic
Council of the Flemish Genealogical Society in Antwerpen, Belgium
- on July 8, 2002 by the Flemish Government (Belgium)
SYMBOLISM OF THE ARM
are gold (Or) and black (Sable) - refers to: county-arm Evergem
other colours are silver (Argent) and red (Gules)
wild boar - refers to: county Evergem
dung fork - refers to: occupation as farmer
shuttle - refers to: occupation as weaver
boar's head - refers to: county
Evergem / MANTLING: gold (Or) and black (Sable)
The Waldack family
is settled in Sleidinge since about 1400, and in Evergem since about
1550. The most frequent occupation was farmer (the Waldack's were
landowners in the quarters Langendam, Bernt, Weegse and Belzele).
Between 1750 and 1900 some familymembers became homeweavers.
"Per pale Or and Sable, in bend a dung-fork points up, in front of a
shuttle in bend sinister, with in centre chief a boar passant, all
counter-changed. The shield is surmounted by an open helm Argent,
barred, collared and bordered Or, lined and slung by a strap Gules. The
crest is a boar's head Sable, armed and langued Gules, on a wreath Sable
and Or; mantling Sable, lined Or"
The latin device of the Waldack arm
refers to hard working people who succeed although difficult historical
circumstances like wars and economic declines. It means "Under pressure
I survive" (registration of the device in December 2006 by the Heraldic
Council of the Flemisch Genealogical Society in Antwerpen, Belgium).