Heraldic trace of family: Coquillon Ancient and very noble French family, known as Coquille or Coquillon, originally from Nivernais, ancient province of France, now partially corresponding to the department of Nièvre, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of the house is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the valuable work of JB Rietstap (12 May 1828–24 December 1891), a Dutch heraldist and genealogist, "The Armorial General", a monumental work that contains the blazons of the coats of arms of more than 130,000 European families. According to what is reported by heraldic texts, the nobleman Jean, lord of Vosnes and Boislovier, counselor and secretary of the king, married, in 1542, Benoit de Vaux, daughter of Eynard de Vaux, lord of Viennois, who survived her husband and tested March 23, 1595. The noble Ayme, who lived in Satillieu, was very active in the Catholic party and... To be continuedtook part in the civil wars of the time, with the grade of captain. Another Jean, in 1620, bought the Barony of Beaudiner in Velay. He followed the example of his father's military career and, by letters patent of 18 October 1592, the Duke of Nemours, who commanded Lyon, granted him a reward for their services. The color azure symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a color of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity; the mast is symbol of naval victory, prosperity gained overseas trades; the shell ("escallop") symbolizes protection of providence and became popular as a token of pilgrimage to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela. 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.
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1 Blazon of family Coquille ou Coquillon
Azur, a mast argent between three escallops or.
Cited as Coquille in "Armorial Général par J.B.Rietstap - Deuxième èdition refondue et augmentée - Tome I A-K" page 461.