Heráldica da família: Jacq
Ancient and noble French family, originally from the historic and geographic region of Brittany, of clear and ancestral virtue, known as Jacq, Jacque or James, that has worldwide spread over the centuries. The origin of this last name should be sought in the Breton name "Jacques", equivalent of "James", ultimately originating from the name "Jacob", probably belonged to to a now unknown progenitor. The first person of whom we have known is a Robert J., knight crusader in 1248. Besides, there have been several personalities who have glorified this surname, in all its variants: Guillaume, secretary of the Duke and... Continuaauditor of the accounts, in 1413; Thomas, ambassador to several courts; Jean, canon and very pious man; François, lord of many lands, flourishing in 1577; Louise, Field Marshal, flourishing in 1609; Gaston, jurist, flourishing in Rennes, in 1621; Bernard, counsellor in Rennes, flourishing in 1653. From the analysis of colours of the coat of arms we can have some information on the family virtues. The argent, in fact, symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence; a mascle is a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle and it means persuasiveness; the tincture azure ("light blue") symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a colour of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity. Family names so old, without any doubt honour not only 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 members.