Herkunft des Familiennamens Thunichtgut, Herkunftsland: GermanyAdelsstand: Nobles - Barons
most famous member of the family, and the first to be called Thugut, was Johann Amadeus Francis de Paula Freiherr Baron of Thugut (Linz, March 8, 1736 - Vienna, 29 May 1818), the emperor's chancellor of Austria, with the title of "Head of the State Council", from March 1793 to 1800. He was the son of Johann Thunichtgut, army treasurer. For the commitment and loyalty of his father, HM Maria Teresa, when he died, took to heart the fate of his son, allowing him to join the Institute of Oriental Languages of Vienna. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. Red is the symbol of strength, power, fervent love for God and neighbour; in heraldry the rose proves the grace, the beauty, the untouched honour, the gentleness of manners, the magnificence, the grandeur of nobility and the merits known; the argent symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence; the stork symbolizes filial piety, as deemed by the Romans and Greeks, that they consecrated to Juno; the black eagle on a gold field is hieroglyph of value and intrepidity; the crescent is a symbol of kindness and good friendship. 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.
1 Blasonierung die Familie Thunichtgut
Argent; a lion sable holding an oak branch fructed of three proper. Crest: the lion of the shield naissant.
2 Blasonierung die Familie Thugut
Quarterly; 1° and 4° gules, a rose argent; 2° and 3° argent, a stork proper on a mount in base vert; over all or, a crescent argent on an eagle sable. Three helmets crowned. Lambrequins or and sable, argent and gules, azure and argent. Crests: an eagle naissant sable; three ostrich feathers azure, argent and azure; a pair of wings conjoined gules.