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The Horbal Family Page


Poland's official crest is a white eagle with golden beak and talons, its head poised to the right, and set against a red shield. The eagle first appeared on coins minted in the 12th century and  subsequently on the heraldic seals of the Piast dynasty. Toward the end of the 13th century, during  the reign of Przemyslaw II, the  Polish eagle was depicted with a crown.

Over the years, the Polish Eagle became a symbol recognized throughout the world. It is seen on flags, in Polish publications, on Polish American specialty items, and products imported from Poland.