23 octobre 2008

Toponyms in the environs of ODERN, village ouf ancestors

From Brother Joseph PETER of BITSCHWILLER (1979)   An old coat of arms reminds us of the past of ODEREN. In those days, the village was called "ALTODURUM" which means: fortified refuge on a hill "Hohenburg". Over time the name Altodurum was altered to eventually become "ODR." The blazon shows a mountain top fortification with a tower in the middle. On the right side, three birds are flying over the tower “ODR.” At the foot of the mountain are fir trees in the middle a tuft of grass. Below is... [Lire la suite]
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