Heraldic trace of family: Federwisch
Ancient German family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The first references to this family appear in the thirteenth century, with a Embricho, appearing as a landowner in Hayn. According to tradition, 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. Moreover, 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: Diether, physician, flourishing in Heilbronn, in 1304; Ludeke, cavalry commander in Basel, flourishing in 1513;... To be continued
Gerard, jurist, flourishing in Mainz, in 1524; Karl Hans, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1567; Friedrich, military doctor, flourishing in Heilbronn, in 1588; Barth, jurist in Heilbronn, flourishing in 1604; Wolfgang Karl, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1616; Thomas, militiaman by profession, flourishing in 1628; George, councillor in Heilbronn, flourishing in 1671; Barth Hans, physician, flourishing in Heilbronn, in 1701; Thomas, general of cavalry, flourishing in 1714; Joseph, apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1721. 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.