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Origin of last name Dorrego, country of origin: SpainNobility: Nobles - Lords
the public service, in the liberal and ecclesiastical professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Javier Leon, knight, who distinguished himself at the Battle of St. Quentin; Jorge, doctor in both laws, flourishing in Valladolid, in 1578; Rodrigo, landowner in Aragon, flourishing in 1626; Pedro Maria, doctor in both laws, flourishing in Valladolid, in 1637; Francisco, Milite, who served the King of Spain during the revolt of Masaniello in 1647; Fr Alejandro, of the Order of Preachers, flourishing in Burgos, in 1661; Jorge Javier, councillor in Valladolid, flourishing in 1678; Juan Carlos, landowner in Castile, flourishing in 1682; D. Rodrigo, apostolic commissioner in Southern Italy, flourishing in 1693; Francisco Javier, jurist, flourishing in Burgos, in 1702. From the analysis of colours and figures of the coat of arms we can also have some information about the family virtues. The tincture red (gules) is symbol of strength, power, fervent love for God and neighbour; the dog is the symbol for courage vigilance and fidelity; the salmon is frequently blazoned in heraldry and it represents the ancient sanctity of water, its power to destroy and create. At another level it may stand for the troubled human soul, in its perpetual struggle to reconcile itself to itself. The argent, in fact, symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence. 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.
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