Macrander, descended from Langemann from Mengeringhausen, Bad Arolsen
The oldest known ancestor in the male line:
Arnold Langemann (Macrander), * Mengeringhausen 1566, † Peckelsheim March 15, 1620
- Secretary and chamber secretary/chamberlain of the Counts of Waldeck;
- Rector of the school in Mengeringhausen;
- Councilman of the “Hochfürstlicher Waldeckischer Rat” of Dowager Countess of Waldeck-Wildungen;
- Lawyer/attorney in Nieder-Wildungen;
- Fiscalis (tax representative) in the region of Dringenberg (Peckelsheim).
Coats of Arms of the Macrander family
Coat of Arms 1: The origin of this coat of arms is unknown. Whether it is an authentic coat of arms, that was actually used by the Macrander (or Langemann) family in ancient times, is unsure. This coat of arms has not been found in any armorial book, roll of arms, deed or other (secondary) source. Because it is a unique coat of arms, heraldic correctly designed and more than 60 years owned by the family, this coat of arms can be used right away by all descendants, as long as they bear the family name.
Coat of Arms 2: Based on seals that were used by 2 (and perhaps 3) different Macrander-branches. Accordingly this coat of arms is listed in the Deutschen Wappenrolle (German roll of arms) and can be used by all descendants of the common ancestor Arnold Macrander (Langemann) (*1566-†1620), as long as they bear this familyname. This coat of arms is published in volume 73, under the number DWR 11221/09.
Coat of Arms 3: Used by descendants of master organ builder and steward Johann Friedrich Macrander (*1661-†1741) from Frankfurt am Main. It is very likely that he also used this coat of arms himself. As this Macrander branch from Frankfurt am Main extinct in direct male line with the death of Johann Ludwig Macrander in 1816, this coat of arms can not be used by the current living Macranders. This will change if it appears that also other Macrander branches have used this coat of arms. Not so for now.
Above the personal seal of Councilman Arnold Langemann (Macrander), from a personal (non-official) letter from the year 1587. The seal shows a 5-spoke wagon wheel on a so-called renaissance shield. At that time he was 'Cammer Secretarius' (chamber secretary) of count Bernhard of Waldeck-Landau, Prince-bishop of Osnabrück. According to the Lower Saxon National Archives, on behalf of the Osnabrück Archbishop's Archives, it is "undoubtedly" the personal seal and not the armorial image of the bishopric Osnabrück (6 or 8-spoke wagen wheel). The wax seal itself was unrecognizablely damaged, but the seal was fortunately printed into the paper so it still became recognizable. Due to the paper pressure, the original is parchment-colored. Diameter: 1.4 cm.
Several coats of arms/seals have been used within the Macrander family. The oldest seal found at the moment, belongs to Arnold Langemann (Macrander) and is from 1587. It shows a an armorial shield with a 5-spoke wagon wheel.
Seal of Arnold Langemann (Macrander)
Below, the personal seal of Arnold Langemann (Macrander) from 1587. Currently, it is still being investigated whether he has consistently used this coat of arms over the years. Besides coat of arms 1 and 2, also this old coat of arms - dating from 1587 - can be used by all his descendants, but only as long as they bear the family name Macrander.
Cartouche arms (also: Renaissance arms) according to the design of the seal of
Arnold Langemann from 1587
Coat of Arms of Arnold Langemann (Macrander)
A free interpretation of the full heraldic achievment as it may have looked at the time.
(Armorial drawing by Henk 't Jong)
The original, unedited paper print of the seal of Arnold Langemann from 1587