Heraldrys of family: De Togni
Ancient and noble Italian family from Bologna, of clear and ancestral virtue, known as De Togni or Togni, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of the House is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the valuable work "Blasone Bolognese - Stemmi delle famiglie nobili e cittadine di Bologna raccolti da Floriano Canetoli", that is a work edited by Abbot Dal Fiore and printed in Bologna (1791-1795) by Floriano Canetoli. The origin of this last name should be sought in a dialect change of the apheresis of the name Antonio, that the dialect transforms into... To be continued
"Togn-". Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood 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: Tommaso, landowner, flourishing in 1569; Francesco, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Bologna, in 1583; Giacomo, notary, living in Bologna, in 1603; Federico, counsellor in Bologna, living in 1622; D. Giulio, apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1638; Fr. Leone, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in Bologna, in 1673; Antonio Maria, papal guard, flourishing in 1704; Giacomo Maria, jurist, flourishing in Bologna, in 1747; Tommaso, militiaman, flourishing in 1762; Bartolomeo, papal guard, flourishing in 1788. Other family. Ancient and noble Lombardy family, known as (De) Togni or Tognoli, with residence in Bergamo and Milan. The house has distinguished itself for the many magistrates and famous personalities. We remember a Carlo, head of the Engineers Battalion, Royal Knight of the Order of St. Louis, of the Legion of Honour and of the Empire. Family names so old, without any doubt honour not only families but also the city that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.