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Last name: Messner

Dossier: 883087
Language of the text: English
Nobility: Nobles - Knights
Nobles in:Germany - Austria

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Nobility crown MessnerAncient and noble German family, of clear and ancestral virtue, known and transcribed as Messner or Meßner, that has spread to different regions of the Empire and the world, with a greater settlement in Austrian territory. The clear nobility of this House is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the most important European Armorial. According to what has been handed down, this family, as a reward for valuable services rendered to Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was admitted to the "Briefadel" (lit. "letter of nobility"), the so-called new nobility as opposed to "Uradel", a term coined only in modern times, in reference to noble families whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to before the Middle Ages. But the first family member we know of is a Dither, "Bürgemeister" in Villingen, flourishing in 1270. And in fact the family has always stood out for its members. From our ...
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Blazon Messner

Coat of arms of family Messner

1° Coat of arms of family Messner
Language of the text: English

Party per pale; 1° or, a bend sinister, argent, charged with an arrow sable, between two arrows per bend sinister of the same; 2° or, a lion contourné, sable. Crest: a lion issuant, sable. Lambrequin: dexter argent and gules, sinister or and sable.

Sources: "Armorial Général par J.B.Rietstap - Deuxième èdition refondue et augmentée - Tome II L-Z" page 209 ;"Johann Siebmachers allgemeines großes und vollständiges Wappenbuch, 8tes Supplement, Nürnberg 1787, 20".

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