Ancient and very noble French family, which has spread, throughout the ages, in different regions of Europe, particularly in Southern Italy. The nobility of the family is clearly confirmed by its presence in the valuable works "Teatro della nobiltà del mondo del sig. dottore don Filadelfo Mugnos", published in Naples in 1680, in three volumes, and in the "Armorial Général" of the dutch heraldist and genealogist JB Rietstap (12 May 1828–24 December 1891), a monumental work that contains the blazons of the coats of arms of more than 130,000 European families. Moreover, the family has had the following titles: "coseigneurs" of Montfaucon du Velay, lords of Alès, of Vazeilhes, of la Bruyère-Vériliac, of Sauzet. A Blaise, living in 1510, was the father of Claude, royal judge of Velay and Lieutenant General of the bailiff (1522-1559), who made an inquiry regarding the malpractices committed by the officers of the bishop against ...
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