Heraldic trace of family: Tourrette
Last Name variations: de la Tourette - Tourette
Ancient and noble French family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The first person we know of is an Oliver, knight, who, with his wife, Luce, lived in Saint-Aubin-des-Bois in 1232. Bertrand, "Prévôt des Maréchaux" to Pouance seat in 1432 and chamberlain of the Duke in 1441, was the father of François, governor of Saint-Malo and Morlaix. Other branch. Guillame, married to Havoise The Provost, lady du Parc, ratified the treaty of Guérande in 1381; Jean, married about 1420 Marguerite de l'Isle, lady of Kervidou. To this branch belonged the Lords of Lesquiffiou, melted in 1730 in Barbier de Lescoet; the Lords of Keruzoret melted in our days in Audren de Kerdrel; the Lords de la Tour, of Boisriou and of Kerambosquer, that still exist, and the Lords of Kermorvan foundered in 1801 in de Blois. Ivon, son of Jacques, mentioned at the Reformation... To be continuedof 1427, married Margilie de Plounévez, whence descended the Lords of Trevidy. This branch produced Guy, bailiff of Lanmeur. The family counts among its members also: two knights of the order in 1633; two "pages" of the King since 1718; a knight of Saint-Lazare in 1722; three councillors in the parliament from 1737 to 1768; a knight of Malta in 1787. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coats of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. The tincture azure ("blue") symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a colour of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity; the tower is the emblem of grandeur and society, and has been granted sometimes to one who has faithfully held one for his king, or who has captured one by force or strategy; or ("gold") refers to the most noble metal and it is symbol of generosity and elevation of the mind; the argent symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence. Family names so old, without any doubt, honour not only families but also the city 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.