Araldica della famiglia: Albate
According to what has been handed down, the family Albate belongs to the Alba House. The surname variation is attributable to phenomena of registry transcription. We can therefore say that the family is a noble family from Piedmont, with residence in Casale, that has spread, over the centuries, all over the world. Among the many personalities who gave prestige to the family, we remember: Roggero who was a member of the XVI wise in Casale (1377); Pietro who was a member of the General Council (1404); Michele, of Pietro, who was president of the marquis tax (1513), member of the... ContinuaGeneral Council (1519), Chancellor (1520) and proconsul (1524); another Pietro who was a member of the General Council (1531), notary and member of the Council of the wise (1532). Another branch of the family flourished in Sicily, where it had the Lordship of Santa Rosalia. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stands out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal and ecclesiastical professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Antonino, doctor of both laws, flourishing in 1567; Fr. Luigi, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1589; Giacomo, landowner in the area of Palermo, flourishing in 1604; Giuliano, famous jurist, flourishing in 1610; Pietro Antonio, doctor in "utroque jure", living in Palermo, in 1621; Federico Maria, notary in Palermo, living in 1637; Gio. Batta, juror in Palermo, living in 1672; Fr. Angelo, of the Order of Preachers, living in Naples, in 1702; Giuseppe, of the Royal Army, flourishing in 1727. Family names so old, without any doubt, honour not only the families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy the living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.