Heraldic trace of family: Clarella Ancient family from Rieti, where since ancient times enjoyed the first degree in the judiciary, known as Clarelli or Clarella, that has spread, in the unfolding of decades, in various Italian and European regions, especially in Spain. The first family member we know about is a Nicholas, a man of great prudence and great value leader, who lived in 1330. This noble House, in all ages, always stood 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: Alessandro, Rieti's gonfalonier in the years 1488, 1498, 1508 and 1510; Rutilio, brother of the previous one, who fought in Spain in 1499; Mariano, who was appointed orator of the City of Rieti by Pope Clement VII (Doctors 1527-1554). Nicholas in 1725 bought the land in Sabina... To be continuedVacone, with the title of Marquis for himself and his successors. The family, formerly ascribed to the nobility of Fano and Velletri, with Senatus Consulting from 1837, was ranked among the Roman nobility. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. The azure, being the colour of the sky, represents the incorruptible glory, virtue and firmness; the dexter arm in armour is a symbol of high military rank; the sword, whose enamel is particularly silver, indicates the warrior race; the star, whose enamel is particularly gold, is widely used in heraldry to symbolize safe driving or aspiration to higher things. 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.
Last Name variations: Clarelli
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1 Blazon of family Clarelli
Azure, a dexter arm in armour, proper, holding a sword erect in pale argent, hilt and pomel or, in chief three stars of eight points per fesse, or.
Clarella or Clarelli from Lazio, sources: drawing of painter Giovanni Rust inserted in the "Golden Book of Roman Nobility" page n.85, kept at the Capitoline Museum in Rome; "Historical Archive" of Heraldrys Institute of Rome.