from Ahlerstedt, district of Stade
(Oldest known ancestor of the male lineage:
Hinrich Bredehövet, * Ahlerstedt …
1608, † ibid. June 25, 1670, Pflugkötner)
above a silver picket fence in the shape of a chevron, one of three
(2 over 1) gold roses surrounding a silver, half-timbered house with black
timbers, a gold roof, gold door and gold corner posts.
the helmet wreathed in blue and silver with blue and silver mantling, two
gable-end planks crossing diagonally with horse heads and golden manes.
accepted on December 29, 2004 by the applicant, civil engineer Peter Bredehöft,
in Ahrensmoor, district of Stade, for himself and for all the descendents of the
male lineage of his forefather Hinrich Bredehövet (1608 – 1670), for as long and
as far as they carry on the family name of founder of the coat of arms.
Designed by Horst Scheffler of Bremen
Registered on January 31, 2004 under no. 10892/05
Those are the technicalities of the Bredehoeft family crest
which was presented to the American Bredehoeft descendants by Peter Bredehöft
in April, 2008. Peter has generously given authority to Bredehoeft
descendants to print and use it. A copy was enlarged, framed, and donated
for the silent auction for the Bredehoeft 2009 reunion. It did not sell
that day and is being stored by Rodney Lorenz in Concordia. See the
Reunion 2009 page for details about the on-line