Traccia araldica della famiglia: Dederer
Ancient and noble German family, with main residence in the state of Baden-Württemberg, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, this family, as a reward for valuable services rendered to Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was admitted to the "Briefadel" (lit. "letter of nobility"), the so-called new nobility as opposed to "Uradel", a term coined only in modern times, in reference to noble families whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to before the Middle Ages. Besides, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Heinrich, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1502; Valentin, jurist, flourishing in Öhringen, in 1515; Adrien, landwoner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1526;... ContinuaBertschy, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Saulheim, in 1569; Friedrich, militiaman by profession, flourishing in Öhringen, in 1619; Karl Valentin, councillor in Öhringen, flourishing in 1648; Gerard, councillor in Öhringen, flourishing in the eighteenth century; Franz Anton, knight under the banners of Charles VI. From the analysis of tinctures and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. The tincture azure symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a colour of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity; the cloud is a symbol of faith and consistency; the arm in armour means high military rank; the sword means justice and military honour. Family names so old, without any doubt, honour not only the families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.