Traccia araldica della famiglia: Luttig
Variazioni cognome: Lüttig
Ancient and noble German family, originally from the Land of Brandenburg, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, this family was declared noble on April 29, 1695. 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: Egidius, doctor of law, flourishing in Berlin, in 1427; Albert, pastor in Joachimstal, flourishing in 1539; Hans, landowner in Brandenburg, flourishing in 1565; Ludwig, eminent jurist, flourishing in Potsdam, in the late XVI century; Albert, councillor in Joachimstal, flourishing in 1604; Gottfried, landowner and jurist, flourishing in Joachimstal, in 1631; Franz, captain of arms, flourishing in Potsdam, in 1667; Hans, jurist, flourishing in Potsdam, in 1688; Ludolf, landowner in Brandenburg,... Continuaflourishing in 1701. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. The tincture azure ("light blue") symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a colour of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity; cranes are known for their loud trumpeting call that can be heard for miles and for the rhythmic dances they perform during mating season, when both males and females can be seen jumping high into the air. The Crane symbol is said to be representative of long life, fidelity, grace, prosperity and peace; the tincture gules ("red") is symbol of strength and power but also fervent love for God; the Ram is believed to be a symbol of fecundity and rebirth. The Ram was revered by the Persians and sacred to the Egyptians as a symbol of life, dominion and stability. It is also said to represent leadership and authority. 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.