Rastro heráldico da família: Francart
Ancient and noble French family from Quercy, a former province of France located in the country's southwest, known as Franc or Francart, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what is handed down to us, the family in the year 1544 entered the ranks of the nobility by obtaining knighthood. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stands 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: Antoine, squire, flourishing in 1551; Pierre, landowner, flourishing in 1564; Thomas, jurist, flourishing in Montauban, in 1589; Jean Pierre, militiaman, flourishing in 1603; Philippe, notary, flourishing in Montauban, in 1628; Olivier, mestre de camp, flourishing in 1637; Claude, jurist, flourishing in 1642; Francois, landowner, flourishing in 1652; Leon, militiaman, flourishing in 1678;... ContinuaPierre, jurist, flourishing in 1682; Jean Claude, ambassador at various European courts, flourishing in 1702; Thomas Leon, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in 1713; Henri, distinguished doctor of law, flourishing in Montauban, in 1759. Family names so old, without any doubt, honor not only the 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 persons.