Rastro heráldico da família: Gal Ancient and noble family originally from Nus but with main residence in Aosta, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of the House is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the valuable work "Il Dizionario storico-blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane, estinte e fiorenti" of the Italian writer and heraldist Giovan Battista di Crollalanza (19 May 1819 – 8 March 1892), published in Pisa in three volumes between 1886 and 1890. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stands out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal and ecclesiastical professions and in the military service. Antonio, son of Pietro, both notaries, in 1571, bought the fief of Brissogne and, on January 24, 1574, obtained the title of baron. From his marriage with Caterina Battiani: 1)Eugenio; 2)Giovanni Antonio, Mayor of Bourg (1618-20);... Continua
Antonietta, married to Giangiacomo Passerin; 3)Pantaleone, canon of St. Ours (1652). Another Antonio, Mayor of St. Ours (1638), married Caterina Bozel. Hugues was the first rector of Chatillon, appointed in 1762, who in addition to celebrating the religious services in the chapel, also had the task of leading the school. Jean-Antoin, illustrious historian of the nineteenth century, was prior of Aosta. Antoine was lieutenant of Cavalry d'Aosta. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. In heraldry, sable is the tincture black and it denotes the qualities of knowledge, piety, serenity and works; the cock is symbol of of vigilance, and also an emblem of St. Peter, it denotes great courage; the silver tincture (argent) symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence; the tincture red ("gules") is the symbol of strength, power but also fervent love for God and neighbour; the sun is revered by many cultures as a token and ensign of power, glory, illumination, vitality, and the source of life on earth. Other family. Noble House from Chieri, whose nobility is confirmed by its presence in the valuable work "Il Blasonario Subalpino" of Antonio Manno. The family had the title of "Consignori" of Revello. A Francesco, captain, was chamber assistant of HSH (1627, October 20). A branch of this family, knowns as Gal of the Battalin, went to Chambery and had the weapon's confirmation (1605, October 15; licenses Savoia, 24, 61). Motto: CONTRE. FORTUNE. BATAILLE. Analysis of the blazon: the colour azure symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a color of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity; the star is used in heraldry to symbolize safe driving or aspiration to higher things. 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.