Heraldic trace of family: Runcini Ancient and very noble family from Atri, a "comune" in the Province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of Italy, of clear and ancestral virtue, known as Runci or Runcini, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. This family, according to what has been handed down, held the baronial title. Moreover, this House, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal and ecclesiastical professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Francesco, created cardinal by Pope Celestine V in the consistory of 18 September 1294, with the title of Cardinal Priest of San Lorenzo in Damaso; Tommaso, jurist, flourishing in Atri, in 1478; Pietro Alberto, landowner, flourishing in Teramo, in 1503; Gio. Batta, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing at the dawn of the sixteenth century; Pietro Maria, landowner,... To be continuedflourishing in Atri, in 1518; Luigi, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Teramo, in 1534; Agostino Maria, landowner, flourishing in 1541; Antonino, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Atri, in 1582; Fr. Girolamo, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1602; Pietro, militiaman, living in 1613; Niccolò, jurist, living in Teramo, in 1636; Bartolomeo, of the papal militia, flourishing in 1675; D. Leone, canon and apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1704; Pietro, papal engineer, flourishing in 1723. 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.
Last Name variations: Runcino - Ronci - Runci
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1 Blazon of family Ronci, Runci o Runcini
Per pale sable and azure; in the first a billhook argent, handled by a fleur-de-lys of the same; in the second a duck argent, holding on branch vert, on a sea proper, under three mullets or, one,two.
Cited in "Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti" vol. secondo, page 439, compilato dal Comm. G.B. di Crollalanza, edito presso la direzione del giornale araldico, Pisa 1890.".