Coat of Arms: Kolff and Van Santen Kolff
In blue three lowered colves in the shape of hammers (kolven), the middle one topped by a French lilly, all gold. Helmet sign: sitting silver swan, red tongue in black mouth. Tarpaulins: blue with gold.
Oldest know family member to use the coat of arms is Rev. Wolter Kolff (IX) (see also: History: Geography: From Gelre to Holland), according to the coat of arms of alliance between him and his wife, dated 1671 (in family archives). Within the sheeld without colours he used the three hammers (kolven, colven, or Kolffen), bats down, outer two inclining inwards, the middle one inclining to the right. As tarpaulin he used the swan.
|Litt.: Nederlands Patriciaat 78 (1994) 88-90. H.H. Heldring, ‘Het wapen and de naam van de familie Kolff’, De Ned. Leeuw 81 (1964) 286-288.
A. Bijl Mz., ‘Het wapen der familie Kolff’, De Ned. Leeuw 87 (1970) 128-130.