Araldica della famiglia: Zanellotti
Ancient and noble family from Visinale, in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has spread, over the centuries, all around the world. According to what has been handed down, the origin of this surname should be sought in the name "Zane", a variation of the apheresis of the italian name Gianni. Moreover, 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: Pietro,... Continualandowner, flourishing in Visinale, in 1543; Lorenzo, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Pordenone, in 1567; Niccolò, captain serving the Republic of Venice, flourishing in 1583; Don Antonio, apostolic commissioner, flourishing in Visinale, in 1604; Luigi Maria, notary in Treviso, flourishing in 1617; Lorenzo Maria, notary in Treviso, flourishing in 1628; Alessandro, landowner in Pordenone, flourishing in 1635; Francesco, Doctor of Sacred Theology, flourishing in Visinale, in 1657; Fr. Giovanni, of the Congregation of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul, flourishing in 1682; Luigi, Soldier of the Venetian troops, who distinguished himself in the Morea war; Gio. Batta, member of the College of Physicians of Venice, living in 1698; Fr. Agostino, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1702; Antonio Maria, very expert lawyer, flourishing in Pordenone, in 1715; Francesco, notary in Treviso, flourishing in 1734. 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.