Heraldrys of family: Niola
Last Name variations: Viola
Ancient and noble Italian family from Veneto, with residence in Verona, known as Viola or Niola, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The family had been admitted to the Noble Council of Verona in the year 1453. Moreover, this House, 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: Benedetto, physician, flourishing in 1470; Antonio, physician of the College of Verona, flourishing in... To be continued1501; Girolamo, physician, flourishing at the dawn of the sixteenth century; Nicola, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in 1532; Luigi Maria, landowner, flourishing in 1549; D. Celestino, canon, flourishing in 1573; Antonio Maria, jurist, living in 1603; Luigi Maria, physician, living in 1622; Benedetto, notary in Verona, living in 1651; Giacomo, Doctor of Sacred Theology, living in 1666; Giacomo Maria, soldier, distinguished for honor and virtue, in the War of Candia; Girolamo, counsellor in Verona, living in 1682; Alessandro, Doctor, "in utroque jure", living in Verona, in 1703. From the analysis of colors of the coat of arms we can have some information on the family virtues. Gold ("or") is the more noble metal, a symbol of wealth, power and control; green ("vert") is symbol of hope, joy, and loyalty in love. Family names so old, without any doubt honor 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.