Ancient and noble Italian family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. It is originally from Tuscany but also had noble branches in the Papal State and the Kingdom of Naples. Legend has it that this lineage originated in Saxony, Germany ("Tessera Omnium Familiarum Nobilium Italiae" by the genealogist Giovanni Ritonio, later taken up by the Sicilian historian Filadelfo Mugnos in his book dedicated to the family). It is said that it descended in a straight line from the "Dukes of Bransuich". Berardo, son of Duke Alessandro, inherited dominion over the barony of Altomonte. He, eager for military glory, joined Otto II's army as captain which went to Italy in 937. After landing in Italy and an expedition to the South, Otto entrusted the government of Milan to Berardo d'Altomonte. In the Lombard city Berardo married Isabella Savelli, belonging to a very noble family of ...
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1. Coat of arms of family: Petrucci
Language of the text: English
Per bend idented or and azure; on a chief or an eagle sable crowned or.
Ancient coat of arms of family Petrucci. Sources: manuscript "Raccolta Ceramelli Papiani" kept in the state archives of Florence; "Teatro Genologico delle Famiglie Nobili Titolate Feudatarie ed Antiche Nobili del fidelissimo Regno di Sicilia viventi ed estinte" by Don Fialdelfio Mugnos, Palermo 1647.
Per fesse; 1st azure, a lion or rampant on a tree vert issant, surmounted by a star of six points or between two fleur-de-lys of the same; 2nd azure, three bendlets argent (alias argent, gules and vert):
Coat of arms of family Petrucci in Pesaro (Marquises). Source: "Dizionario storico blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti", compiled by Comm. G.B. di Crollalanza, edited by "la direzione del giornale araldico", Pisa 1888.
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