Heraldry

Coat of arms description
Coat of arms description from Matthias Oesch, 2006

Description
In a blue background a golden (yellow) half moon facing to the right, accompanied on the right handside  by a golden (yellow)  star (six beams), behind which there is an upright a silver (withe) arrow.

Explanation

The description is limited to the shield. This was checked by an employee of the government archives in Bern. According to the information of the government archives is the description of an entire coat of arms too risky. It is almost impossible to describe the upper part without making a mistake. Therefore there are only a few descriptions to be found, referring to the whole coat of arms.
 
Oesch Heraldry coat of arms 2013








The Term and origin
The term "Wappen = coat of arms" developed in the Middle Ages and is equivalent to "Waffen = arms". Through the all covering arms of the knights existed the necessity for a clear identification of friends or opponents in the war or at tournaments




Coat of arms elements

The shield
The shield is a protective weapon and the main part of the whole coat of arms (heraldry coat of arms). The coat of arms collection (further below) shows some Oesch coat of arms.

     
The upper coat of arms
The upper coat of arms consists of a helmet, a helmet cover, a helmet decoration and a wreath made of fabric.
Helment
The helmet was worn by knights for protecting the head and with the placing oft the armor to deposit with the shield together on a wall or on the ground. The pointed helmet has a narrow horizontal observation slit. This helmet form was used at the beginning oft he 15. Century exclusively in tournaments.

Helmet cover

The helmet cover is the neck protection by two-piece of fabric against the sun.
The colors correspond to those of the coat of arms. The exterior of the helmet cover is blue, the inside (liner) is in the metalcolor gold.

Helmet decoration
and Wreath
The helmet decoration is a sign which is fixed on the top of the helmet. Here in form of "closed wings". Also the exterior decoration oft he helmet is in blue and the inside is in gold 

This wreath made of fabric consists of two twisted colors. The colors are the same as the helmet cover.
     

Shield holder
The shield holder (in the Oesch coat of arms in shape of bears. Designed and drawn by Matthias Oesch in June 2010) are not firmly defined components from the heraldry coat of arms and make thus no additional statements about the owner, it serves only as decoration and are also not hereditary.

Coat of arms collection
Drawings: Matthew Oesch, September 2007

Design of these coats of arms is the "tree field cultivation" (seed field = Oesch / Esch).

Coat of arms from: 1800
Design: Johann Oesch, Lieutenant

from: Oberlangenegg
 
Shield shape:
Rosshauptschild
Coat of arms from: 1800
Design: Johann Oesch, Lieutenant

from: Oberlangenegg
 
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms form:
Design:


from: Oberlangenegg
 
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms form:
Design: Johann Oesch, parish clerk

from: Oberlangenegg
 
Shield shape: Tartsche
 
Coat of arms form:
Design:


from: Oberlangenegg
 
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of amrs from: 1934
Design:


from:
Oberlangenegg
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms from: 1961
Design: Institute for heraldry Lugano

from: Oberlangenegg
Shield shape: Tartsche
 

Design of these coats of arms is the ash (tree).

Coat of amrs from: 1871
Design: Christian Oesch, parish clerk

from: Oberlangenegg
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of amrs from: 1925
Design: National archives Bern

from: Oberlangenegg
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of amrs from: 1930
Design: National archives Bern

from: Oberlangenegg
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of amrs from:
Design: Josef Troxler (Collection Eckert)

from: Oberlangenegg
Shield shape: Tartsche

Design of these coat of arms couldn't be defined.

Coat of arms: ca. 1400
Design:


from:
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1942
Design: Coat of arms book canton Zug

from: Zug (Oberlangenegg)
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1763
Design: Johann M.
Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms:
Design: Matthias Oesch
Describe: Histroical Research Center, Dublin Irland, from:
Shield shape: Tartsche

Design of these coat of arms couldn't be defined.
Color is only a supposition.

Coat of arms: 1595
Design: Jakob Oesch,
Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1609
Design: Jakob Oesch,
Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1609
Design: Jakob Oesch,
Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1679
Design: Josef Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1679
Design: Josef Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1700
Design: Johannes Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1719
Design: Johannes Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
Coat of arms: 1740
Design: Johannes Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
     
Coat of arms: 1740
Design: Johannes Oesch, Hofammann

from: Balgach
Shield shape: Tartsche
     

Family name
A family name can originate from the characteristics or the profession of a person. The name however can also originate from a placename or derive from a geographical location. The surname Oesch belongs to the latter group, because the name means an open or sowed field.