Heráldica de la familia: Lanzisera
Ancient and noble Sicilian family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has spread, over the centuries, all around the world. The origin of this surname should be sought in a nickname related to the archaic form of the word "lancia" (= spear), probably indicating the profession of soldier or simply the arms bearer function. Anyway, 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: Federico, landowner in... Continuará
Catania, flourishing in the XVI century; Giacomo, who distinguished himself in the defence of Malta, against the Turks, in 1565; Luigi Maria, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Catania, in 1589; Don Antonio, canon and apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1601; Pietro Maria, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Catania, in 1626; Tommaso, who served the King of Spain during the revolt of Masaniello, in 1647; Luigi, royal soldier, flourishing in 1666; Fr. Agostino, of the Order of Friars Minor, flourishing in 1671; Antonio Maria, landowner, flourishing in Catania, in 1698; Niccolò, canon, theologian and apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1703; Federico, sworn in Catania, flourishing in 1775; Alessandro, "maitre du champ" in Catania, living in 1783; Fr. Giuseppino, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1796; Antonio Maria, jurist, living in Catania, in 1803; Gio. Batta, who bravely took part in the campaign of 1860/61, for the defence of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 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.