Good afternoon, thanks to the people visiting us from Santiago de Chile; Sorocoba, Sao Paulo and Lomas del Mirador, Buenos Aires. Today we are posting the family crest of the last name Ferrer.
Last name of English origin that extended to Cataluña. It is then Catalan, although later on some branches passed to Baleares, Aragón and Valencia. San Vicente Ferrer belonged to this branch . In repeated occasions the families Ferrer proved its nobility in Santiago’s Orders, Calatrava, Mountain, Carlos III and San Juan de Jerusalén. Don Antonio de Ferrer became baron of Sabasona on December 21, 1784. And don Melchor de Ferrer was authorized to use in Spain the nobility title of Baron de Ferrer.
Its Arms: In Field of gules three bands of gold, loaded each one with one of gules.
Translated by EJ Jr.
Good evening, today I am posting the family crest of the last name La Madrid.
This is an old lineage, it took its name of the place called La Madrid, in the Valley of Valdaliga, in León. In the Chronicles of Alfonso X “the Sage”, don Vicente de la Madriz is mentioned, he was a descendant of don Miguel Fernández de la Madriz who lived in the reign of Alfonso XI.
Through the years this last name had variations, such as Madrid, La Madrid, Lamadrid and Lamadriz. Don Diego Fernández de La Madriz, vassal of king Don Juan I, had his name written with certain power that the village of Madrid granted him homage in the year 1384 by the King from Armenia.
Mrs. Josefa Lamadrid Cosío y Manríquez, was created Marquise of Valdavia in June 21 1883.
Its Arms: Shield per pale: 1o. In gules field a castle of gold, port and windows of azure, surmounted a flying eagle of sable and 2o. field of gold, with a cross fleuretty of gules. Bordure in gules with five lily flowers of gold.
Hello, today we would like to present you a new heraldry product. This new product is a cigar box made out of wood and painted on an interesting dark green with the family crest of your choice. This nice box can be used to store photos, documents, jewelry or anything you would like. The box measures 8.4” X 8”. I would like to thank my sister Armida for helping us produce this nice little item. This box is already available in our ETSY store; make sure you visit our store to see the other items we have.
Hello, this evening is a hot one (37 centigrade) here in the north of Tamaulipas, Mexico, greetings to our readers from Lima, Peru and the city of Guatemala. Today we have the family crest of the last name Valdivieso.
Of the valley of Valdivieso, in the mountains of Burgos. This state resived many nobility titles in the district, many of them were warriors of this lineage who went out to fight the Moors, inheriting and founding new states in many points of Spain.
Captain and Corregidor of several counties of the New World, don Juan Rodríguez de Valdivieso that married doña Ursula de Vargas, daughter of don Alfonso, one of the conquerors of Madrid was an illustrus member of this lineage.
Don Juan de Valdivieso was a member of this illustrious family. He was very close to King Carlos II and wife Doña María from Austria.
Its Arms: In field of azure a tower of gold, port and windows of gules. Bordure in silver with eight cross of Calatrava.
Translated by EJ Jr.
Good evening, today we have the family crest of the last name Urbina.
Last name of Basque origin, descending of the old Señores de Vizcaya. One of the branches founded a new house in Antequera, connecting with the Marquises of Cabriñana, Rozalejo y del Vado; don Andrés Manuel de Urbina, bacame Marquis of Torrecasa on 1722; don Bartolomé José de Urbina, was created Marquis of the Alameda on 1761; and don Cayetano de Urbina was created Count of Cartaojal (title of Naples) on 1744.
Members of this lineage proved their nobility in order to enter Santiago’s Order on 1682;the Order of Calatrava on 1760; and in the Alcántara in the years 1613, 1651 and 1791.
Its Arms: In field of gold a sinople tree, with two wolves pasantes, of sable, one in front and another behind the trunk, frame of azure with eight crosses of gold, a second sinople frame, with a chain with silver links.