The Fuhrmann Coat of Arms.
The oldest one in the description: (est.1470)
" a free loyaltyman
and traders in Stargard in Pommerania. May be promoted in the army up
till Captain and lower Lieutenant."
The armed hand with the sword
stands for the free man who is allowed to carry weapons, and for the
Loyalty who did his service to his kings army; the horseshoe stands
for the name, which was a former profession and then choosen as a
surname, also the waggonweel in the small coat of arms as a pendant on
the chain around the helmet. And you have to know, a "Fuhrmann"-
English "Carter"- in the
old times (before 1200 to 1800) was in all ways a very respectable
profession. He had to be a free man, because he was allowed to cross
borders with his wagon and the freight without asking any supremacy
besides the king and he had to look for the safety of the freight. (Others,
as the bondage farmers who had to carry freight for their leaders, but
never might cross any border) The (Neptunus) Trident stands for the
trader who is trading his goods by ship over the sea ( The
Fuhrmann-family from Stargard traded over the Baltic Sea).
The "Pastors-tribe". (est. 1510): Jacobus Fuhrmann was the second
lutheran Pastor after the Reformation by Martin Luther. He was born
and baptised as a Katholik. So he choose the protestant dubblecross in
the field of the profession together with the red tulip as a symbol of
the reborn faith.
"Our" tribe: (est.1670) Johann George Fuhrmann was the first
pharmacist in the family and choose the Aesculap-stick with the snake
as the symbol for his profession. And to him we are all descendants.
After him, were 150 years Pharmacists in the family, before there was
a break. And with my brother Felix, the pharmacy came back to the
family (and his daughter is learning Pharmacy).