Heraldische Spur die Familie: Mella
Ancient and very noble Piedmontese family, originally from S. Germano Vercellese, that has spread, over the centuries, in different Italian regions, with a predominant branch in the territory of Udine, and worldwide. Giovanni Giacomo, born in St. Germano, son of Thomas, was consul of Saint Germano, governor in Spain and in Piedmont (1601). Giovanni Tommaso (born in Turin, baptised on April 9, 1593), his son, had the rank of captain. He had many offspring. Firstborn was Pietro Filiberto (deceased on April 20, 1788), under-brigadier in bodyguards (1694), who recorded his coat of arms on August 4, 1687. His son was Giuseppe Amedeo (born in Turin, March 9, 1694, died there, November 17, 1743), secretary of War (1731), who was the father of Giuseppe Giacinto, general controller of the Grand Magisterium Mauriziano. A branch of the same family flourished in Vercelli in the 16th century but it also had vast possessions... Fortsetzung folgtin Friuli A Giovanni Antonio had titles of nobility, and her son Augustine, about half of the seventeenth century, had the referendum adviser office. Alessandro, son of Agostino, obtained the dignity of count, transmittable to all the descendants of his family. 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; the apple tree symbolizes generosity, happiness, peace and salvation; in Christian tradition, the bee was the emblem of Christ, of his forgiveness (the sweetness of his honey), with his justice (through its sting), and Christian virtues, because of the exemplary way worker bees behave towards their queen. 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.