Ancient and noble German family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The first evidence of this surname dates back to the 13th century, when a Dilndeych (1242), sexton in Riedlingen, flourished. From a heraldic and noble perspective, this lineage is originally from the Upper Palatinate and was ennobled by Emperor Joseph I in the year 1758 but as early as April 4, 1708 its exponents could boast the title of Knights of the Holy Roman Empire. The knightly title was confirmed in Bavaria, on August 27, 1821. Known as Rockel, Röckel or Rœckel, the clear nobility of this illustrious family is also confirmed by its presence in some of the most iconic heraldry books, such as: "Siebmachers Wappenbuch", by the German heraldic artist Johann Ambrosius Siebmacher, a heraldic multivolume book regarding the nobility of the Holy Roman Empire and "Armorial général," by the Dutch ...
Wappen: In R. eine b Spize, in der auf S. Wasser ein Schwan schwimmt. Die Spize ist zur Rechten von einem S. Stern, zur Linken von einem gr. Zweig beseitet. Auf dem Helm ein r. Flug mit S. Stern belegt. - Decken: rechts r. und S., links b. und s.
Quelle: Siebmacher's großes und allgemeines Wappenbuch, Bd. 2 (Blühender Adel deutscher Landschaften), 1. Abt.: Der Adel des Königreichs Bayern, Nürnberg 1856, 107.
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