Heraldic trace of family: Colagrossi Ancient and noble family from Velletri, nowadays commune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, on the Alban Hills, in Lazio, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. 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, landowner, flourishing in 1425; Luigi Maria, doctor in both laws, flourishing in Rome, in 1461; Michelangelo, notary, flourishing in Rome, in 1502; Filippo, nobleman and lover of literature, flourishing in Velletri, in 1535; Marco, military man, flourishing in 1563; Fr. Antonio, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1601; Federico, landowner, flourishing in Velletri, in 1628; Angelo Maria, doctor of both laws, flourishing in Rome, in 1673; D. Giulio, canon and apostolic commissioner, flourishing in... To be continued1682; Pietro Nicola, landowner, flourishing in 1702; Francesco Antonio, notary in Rome, flourishing in 1748; Mariano, Provincial definer of the Observant Franciscans, who founded the Mission of Rio Caraparì in Argentina and that when he returned did archaeological studies illustrated with print. Other family. Family of the South Italy that had origin from two nobles House: the Cola and the Grossi, or Grosso, both from Messina, Sicily. The Cola family has its blazon described in the valuable work "Il Dizionario storico-blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane, estinte e fiorenti" of the Italian writer and heraldist Giovan Battista di Crollalanza (19 May 1819 – 8 March 1892), published in Pisa in three volumes between 1886 and 1890. The Grossi, or Grosso, family distinguished itself with a Geronimo, noble consul of the art of silk in Messina in 1741-42 and noble sworn in 1742-43. 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.
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1 Blazon of family Colagrossi
Azure, on a mount in base vert a pine proper between two horses effrayé, confronting, argent.
Source: Archivio Storico di Heraldrys Institute of Rome.
2 Blazon of family Colagrossi
Party per pale; first azure, a lion or holding a spear proper (Cola), second argent, an eagle sable membered, langued and beaked gules (Grossi).
Cola from Sicily, source "Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti" vol.I, page 306, compiled by Comm. G.B. di Crollalanza, edited by "la direzione del giornale araldico", Pisa 1888.
Grossi or Grosso from Sicily, source: "Nobiliario di Sicilia" di Antonio Mango di Casalgerardo (Palermo, A. Reber, 1912).