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Azure a Swan proper standing of a Mount Vert and two Bulrush issuant.
Željko Heimer, 10 March 2001
The swan (in German Schwan) on the flag of Merenschwand
makes it partially canting.
Pascal Gross, 7 March 2001
[In earlier times names like -schwand, Schwand(en), Schwände etc. were often misinterpreted as
coming from "Schwan" (swan).
This has often turned out to be wrong, much more likely the meaning comes from the old German term "schwenden" which means clearing trees by fire. – This emblem is proved since 1518.]
Azure an Arm proper issuant from sinister clad in shirt Argent and overcoat
Or holding an Auger of the second with a handle of the third.
Željko Heimer, 6 March 2001
[On 1 January 2011 Benzenschwil became part of Merenschwand, as it already was until 1813.]