Traccia araldica della famiglia: Helfand
Ancient Germane family, originally from the Land of Baden-Württemberg, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, this House, 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. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Conrad, doctor of law, flourishing in Rottweil, in 1502; Karl, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1526; Siegfried, captain of arms, flourishing in Rottweil, in 1563;... Continua
Friedrich, notary in Stuttgart, flourishing in 1583; Hans, councillor in Rottweil, flourishing in 1603; Conrad, military doctor, flourishing in 1637; Gerard, doctor of law, flourishing in Stuttgart, in 1688; Otto, general of cavalry, flourishing in 1694. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. Gold ("or") symbolizes generosity and elevation of the mind; a bend is a band or strap running from the upper dexter (the bearer's right side and the viewer's left) corner of the shield to the lower sinister (the bearer's left side, and the viewer's right); the star symbolizes celestial goodness, leadership and excellence; the tincture azure ("light blue") symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a colour of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity. Family names so old, without any doubt honour not only families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy the living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious members.