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Last name: Maraia

Dossier: 21464
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Language of the text: English
Nobility: Notables - Knights
Nobles in:Italia (Kingdom of Naples)
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Maraia


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Nobility crown MaraiaAncient and notable Italian family, originally from Campania region, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries, with major settlements in North America. The origin of this surname is to be found in a patronymic form. A "Maraia" (Merai'ah), "principes familiarum" and priest, is even mentioned in the Old Testament, in the second book of Ezra. According to what has been handed down, the family had several landholdings in the Avellino area since at least the fifteenth century and its exponents belonged to the wealthiest social classes. They certainly were notable. Many of them have in fact distinguished themselves in military careers; others have excelled as entrepreneurs, jurists and even churchmen. From our archives: Giovanni, war captain, stationed at the castle of Avellino; Antonio, captain of fortune, in the service of the Republic of Venice towards the middle of the 15th century, and founder of the ...
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Blazon Maraia

Coat of arms of family Maraia

1. Coat of arms of family Maraia
Language of the text: English

Gules, a castle triple towered argent.

The description of the family coat of arms has long since been handed down and although the original source is not known, the custom of use provides its legitimacy.

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