The oldest picture of our family coat of arms is that of the 1341 seal. It shows the whole family’s coat of arms which is still valid today: two tress on three mountains.
When, in 1714, Major-General Carl Adam von Stackelberg (1669 – 1749) was given a hereditary Baron title by King Carl XII for his defence of the fort of Stade against Denmark, he was also given an additional Baron’s coat of arms for himself and his descendents.
This coat of arms belongs to the lines of Thomel, Riesenberg, Sutlem, Faehna, Lilienbach and Worms.
Also Field Marshal Bernd Otto I. von Stackelberg (1662 – 1734), who was in Siberian prison for 12 years after the Battle of Poltava, received an additional coat of arms when he was made Baron by the Swedish King Frederic I. in 1727.
This coat of arms belongs today to the lines of Lassinorm, Höerdel, Fegefeuer, Pallo, Hallinap, Roeal, Finnish House, Australian House and House St. Petersburg.
General Baron Wolter Reinhold von Stackelberg (1705 – 1801) received an addional Count’s coat of arms, when he was made hereditary Swedish Count by the Swedish King Adolf Frederic.
This coat of arms belongs to all Stackelbergs in Sweden.
When the Russian envoy Otto Magnus von Stackelberg (1736 – 1800) was made hereditary German Empiric Count by the German Emperor Joseph II in 1775, he was given an additional count’s coat of arms.
This coat of arms belongs today to all Isenhof-Thomel family members.
When Reinhold Johann von Stackelberg (1754 – 1810) was made Empiric Count by the German Emperor Joseph II in 1786, the same coat of arms was bestowed once again. This family line has meanwhile become extinct in 1915.
When, in 1854, all family members that did not belong to the Count lines got the right to bear the Baron title, according to a decree of the Ruling Senate of St. Petersburg, no further coats of arms were bestowed thereby.
¹ C.v.Klingspor, Baltisches Wappenbuch, Stockholm, 1882
², ³, ⁴ Figure in the original diploma