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Last name: Calarco

Dossier: 809377
Language of the text: English
Nobility: Knights
Nobles in:Italy (Kingdom of Sicily)

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Calarco


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Nobility crown CalarcoAncient Sicilian family, of clear and ancestral virtue, which has been remembered since the beginning of the 18th century and spread over the centuries in various regions of Italy. The origin of this cognomination, in the name of illustrious genealogists, should be sought in a modification of the Greek term "Khilíarkhos", that is "commander of the thousand", equivalent to the Latin "tribune", probably to indicate that a, today unknown, progenitor occupied a military and administrative position at the same time. This family was probably admitted to the honors and privileges of the knighthood, following the participation, under the Aragonese banners, characterized by courage and virtue, of a Michelangelo Calarco in the war of Otranto, of 1481, against the Ottomans. But, on the other hand, the family, in every age, always managed to distinguish itself, thanks to the elevated characters, to which it gave birth. ...
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Coat of arms of family Calarco

1° Coat of arms of family Calarco
Language of the text: English

Azure, on three hillocks in base, vert, a lion, argent, surmounted by three roses of the same.

Lacking the original descriptions of the family coat of arms, it has been reconstructed based on heraldic conjectures and archival information.

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