Heraldic trace of family: Carricarte
Ancient and noble family from Spain, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, the first traces left by this family date back to the 13th century. Some family members, in fact, appear among the forces of Ferdinand III, king of Castile and León, in the battle of Jerez, also called the Jerez cavalcade, that was fought in 1231 against the Moors. It took place near the modern city of Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain. The Moors were led by Ibn Hud, the de facto successor of the Almohads. The Castilians were victorious. The references about this family become more frequent from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, especially about the Battle of Saint-Quentin of 1557, fought at Saint-Quentin in Picardy, during the Italian War of 1551–1559, where the Spanish won a significant victory over the French.... To be continued
Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Jorge, knight, present at the Battle of St. Quentin; Martin, Doctor of Laws, flourishing in 1558; Juan, landowner in Navarra, flourishing in 1614; Felipe, Doctor of Laws, flourishing in 1623; Fr Anton, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in 1642; Francisco, who served the King of Spain during the revolt of Masaniello in 1647. From the analysis of colours of the coat of arms we can have some information on the family virtues. The argent, in fact, symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence; the red lion in the silver shield represents the greatest nobility made for the value of the operations and gentleman's sincerity. Other family. Noble Italian family from Ferrara, originally known as Carri. Bartolomeo was ducal factor of Borso I and Ercole I; Lodovico, very distinguished philosopher and physician, was reformer of the University of Ferrara. The family, extinct in the elder branch, survives in the side branches, which, however, have assumed different names, depending on the place where they are established. 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.