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The coat picture on the shield of the knight is his sign, which he also used for certification. The origin of the balls on the coat of arms of Bülows is not clearly proved. The Mecklenburg immigrant Germans had still no surnames, but instead they brought her coat of arms, which already was hereditary.

The coat of arms of the Bülows is with coins or balls stuffed shield, which occurred not only at the Bülows but at a number of families between the Rhine and Flanders. Even the emblem of Cornwall, England has amazing similarities with its 15 balls in a plate with the von Bülow coat of arms.

This Seal shows in a gridded box with 14 bars and rings in the middle of each a button, as well as each of the quadrangle with grids of the same buttons. To get a proper understanding of this seal, it is necessary to get a precise idea of the chivalric defense weapon. The shield was initially made of wood to be not to heavy for the arm to wear, not too thick. What he thus lost to durability, had other means to be replaced by on the edge with strong wooden or tire iron or even its entire surface with a coating of leather or iron plate, with nails attached on the shield. These prominent "head of nails" however, especially with vivid coloration, were a distinguishing feature and good sign for the weapon wearing Knights than any other figure plate, for example a lion, eagle or a star or even a colorful crossing, and so this was the reason that an object that initially should serve other purposes, finally figured a full coat of arms race.

Similar like here many heraldic images on the shield plate can be traced back. The popular motto "All Bülow honest" was not found on previously known coat of arms, pedigree leaves or monuments, and it would be very interesting to know when and where it first appears. It is also less like to believe that a Bülow assigned this motto himself, but rather that the people's voice generates it and attached it to the Bülow family. (from the Family Book of 1780 of Jakob Friedrich Joachim v. Bülow )