Ancient and noble family from Livonia, of clear and ancestral virtue, with illustrious branches in Austria, Germany and Denmark. According to what has been handed down, this family is originally from Salzburg and then moved to East Prussia and finally to Livonia. According to other heraldic reconstructions, however, the family was originally from Germany, from where it then divided into several branches, and belonged 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. Anyway a member of this family, Carl Sommer from Livonia, joined Russian military service in 1816 and became colonel, after having demonstrated the ancestral nobility of his family. Ludwig Anton Paul Friedrich Sommer obtained further confirmation of nobility on July 26, 1840. In Germany, a branch of ...
Azure, a garbe or, senestré par a Sickle argent handled of the second, on a mount in base vert. Helmet crowned. Crest: Three ears of wheat or stalked and leaved or, each one with two ears, one hanging down. Lambrequin: or and azure.
Coat of arms of family Sommer in Livonia. Source: "Armorial Général par J.B.Rietstap - Deuxième èdition refondue et augmentée - Tome II L-Z" page 798.
Quarterly; 1. and 4. vert, a fox rampant, argent, ravissant a dove of the same beaked and membered gules; 2. and 3. gules, two fleur-de-lys in chief, argent, and a star of eight points of the same in base. Helmet crowned. Crest: The fox issant. Lambrequin: argent and azure.
Coat of arms of family Sommer in Brunswick. . Source: "Armorial Général par J.B.Rietstap - Deuxième èdition refondue et augmentée - Tome II L-Z" page 798.
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