Language of the text: English Nobility: Nobles Nobles in: Italy (Sicily) Variations Last Name: Contrera,Incontreras,Incontrera
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Ancient and noble Spanish family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of this House is also confirmed by its presence in the valuable work "Il Dizionario storico-blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane, estinte e fiorenti" of the Italian writer and heraldist Giovan Battista di Crollalanza (19 May 1819 – 8 March 1892), published in Pisa in three volumes between 1886 and 1890. According to what has been handed down, the family took its name from the villa of Contreras, in province of Burgos, where the Count of Castilla Fernan Gonzalez erected a fortress that sold to Fernan Saso who, from that moment, changed his surname. With the conquest of Segovia, Fernan moved there, beginning with Contreras's prosperity. Over the time, the family spread in Avila, Jaen, Cordoba, Burgos, Madrid and elsewhere in Spain. Successor of Fernar was Sancho Fernandez de ...
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1 Coat of arms of family Contreras
Contreras, Incontreras, Contrera o Incontrera from Sicily.
Source: "Blasone In Sicilia ossia Raccolta Araldica" V. Palizzolo Gravina, Palermo 1871-75, page 155, table XXI-I; "Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti" volumeI, compiled by Comm. G.B. di Crollalanza, editedby "la direzione del giornale araldico", Pisa 1888.
Gules, a tower or with port and windows overt gules.
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