Ancient and noble Italian family, originally from Sicily, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, this family had its cradle in the Agrigento area. The first Lauricella we know of is a "magnificus" Mazziotta Lauricella, juror of Naro (Nagrigento), flourishing in the XVI century. He was also responsible for the construction of the church and hospital of San Rocco. Another important branch of this family flourished in Ravanusa. Many members of this family dedicated themselves to the notary profession; from one of these was born Ferdinando Lauricella (1822-1900), historian, doctor, man of letters and mayor of Ravanusa. The following belonged to the same family line: Giuseppe Lauricella (1873-1954), lawyer, fervent socialist and proponent of the "Agreement between the owners and peasants of Ravanusa"; Salvatore Lauricella (1922-1996), son of the aforementioned, who was also President of the Sicily region ...
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1. Coat of arms of family: Lauricella
Language of the text: English
Per fesse, 1° on a soft grassy background a branch leaved and fructed within a bordure; 2° on a sea in base various ears of wheat stalked and leaved issant within a bordure. Tinctures and metals are unknown.
Coat of arms of Bishop Calogero Lauricella (1919-1989). Source: Diocesi of Cefalù "Cephaludensis Ecclesia" archives.
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