Heraldische Spur die Familie: Fraile Ancient and noble Spanish family, originally from Castile and with main residence in Madrid, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of the family is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the valuable work "Repertorio de blasones de la comunidad hispánica", by Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent. Besides, this family, in all ages, always stands 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: Pedro, landowner in Castile, flourishing in 1501; Martin Juan, doctor of laws, flourishing in Madrid, in 1515; Fr Leon, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1526; Francisco Javier, captain of arms, flourishing in Madrid, in 1572; Antonio, landowner in Castile, flourishing in 1589; Francisco Juan, doctor of laws,... Fortsetzung folgt
flourishing in Madrid, in 1611; Roberto, doctor of laws, flourishing in Madrid, in 1622; Martin, canon in Leon, flourishing in 1634; Martin, landowner in Castile, flourishing in 1655; Pedro, who served the king of Spain during the revolt of Masaniello in 1647; Carlos Maria, doctor of laws, flourishing in Leon, in 1661; Antonio, militiaman, captain of arms, flourishing in 1703; Fr. Franisco, apostolic commissioner in South America, flourishing in 1711; Martin, doctor of laws, living in Madrid in 1728; Javier, ambassador to the Holy See, flourishing in 1751. From the analysis of colors of the coat of arms we can have some information on the family virtues. The tincure vert ("green") is symbol of hope, joy, and loyalty in love; in heraldry the pear is symbol of benevolent prince and good family man; the tincture or ("gold") refers to the most noble metal and it is symbol of generosity and elevation of the mind. 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.