I am back for another exiting week. As you all may know, tomorrow we will be able to watch history in the making. I, personally, am excited about tomorrow. How about you? Tonight we have the Caamano family crest. I hope you like it. Enjoy!
Last name of Galician origin, according to the legend, this last5 name descends from the princes of Troya. One of their ancestral houses was the village of Noya, in the Coruña. Don García Rodrigo de Caamaño, gentleman of Rubianes and Villagarcía, funded the mayorazgo of the House of Rubianes in February 4, 1535. don Mauro de Mendoza Sotomayor y Caamaño was member of this family. He was created Viscount of Barrantes in December 13, 1654 and marquis of Villagarcía in March 7, 1655. In March 8 of 1761 he was granted the first class of Greatness of Spain to the House of Villagarcía as long it was united to the dominion of Rubianes.
Don Jacobo Caamaño y Gayoso, native of Santiago de Compostela, joined the Ordrn of Montesa in 1791. In the same year, don Juan Miguel Caamaño Magellan, native of Vigo, joined the Order of Carlos’ III . don Vicente Caamaño Gayoso (1726); don Ramón Caamaño (1747), native of Santiago of Compostela, and don José Caamaño (1775) also native of Santiago of Compostela joined the Order of San Juan from Jerusalem. Don Antonio Caamaño and Gayoso, native of Santiago of Compostela, proved his nobility, in 1752 in order to join the Real Company of Marine Guards.
The title, Marquis’s of Real House was granted to don Francisco García de Huidobro in 1760. This title was granted once again in 1915 by doña Teresa Pastoriza Caamaño y Márquez de la Plata, lady of the Real Maestranza of Zaragoza.
Its Arms: In sinople field, a rampante silver lion.
Tonight we have the family crest of the last name “Despujol”. Enjoy!
Catalan last name, of the parish of San Hipólito de Voltregá, judicial party of Vich (Barcelona). This lineage proved its nobility repeated times in the Military Orders. The following were protective-presidents of the Real Body of the Nobility of Catalonia: don Francisco Javier de Despujol y de Pons, Baron of Monclair (1767); don José de Despujol, IV Count of Fonollar (1852), and don Ignacio de Despujol, V Marquis of Palmerola (1863 and 1880). The following joined the Real Body of the Nobility of Catalonia: don José de Despujol y Ricart, Marquis of Palmerola (1918); don Ignacio de Despujol y Sabater (1924), and don Eulogio de Despujol y Reynoso, Baron of the Castle of Burjasenia (1924). Don Francisco Javier de Despujol y de Alemany-Descatllar became Marquis of Palmerola in April 7, 1767. Don Eulogio Despujol Dusay y Ferrer de San Jordi, became Count of Caspe in December 24, 1878. Doña María de la Caridad Despujol y Rigalt became Countess of Mortornés in November 10, 1888.
Its Arms: Gules field, a hill of gold with lily flower of the same metal on top, gules and gold checkered frame.
Hello, tonight I have an interesting last name, Eguren. We were able to find many noble men and women with this last name. Check them out maybe one of them may be a family member of your clan.
Vasco last name of Eibar (Guipúzcoa). Don Francisco de Eguren Egastizábal, native of Eibar, joined Santiago’s Order in 1622. Don José de Azcárate y Eguren was baptized in Anzuola in March 22 of 1770, He proved his nobility in Cádiz in 1781 in order to pass to Indias. Doña Magdalena de Eguren married don Nicolás Antonio de Madariaga Inurrigaro. He was baptized in Vergara April 27 of 1638, also, he became knight of Santiago in 1664. They had a son, don Andrés de Madariaga y Eguren, baptized in Vergara, December 5 of 1657. Doña Teresa de Eguren married don Pedro de Madariaga Salogüen in Vergara. From this union, don Franciaco de Madariaga y Eguren was born. He was baptized in Vergara and married in December 4 of 1690 with doña Ana de Mayora. Their offspring, don Francisco Antonio de Madariagay Mayora was baptized in Vergara in February 2 of 1725. He acquired nobility in Anzuola in 1773. Don Pedro de Eguren, nativeof Vergara, married doña María de Unda native of Ermua. They had a daughter, doña Teresa de Eguren, and she married don Santiago de Izaguirre Maiztegui. Their first-born, don Mateo de Izaguirre y Eguren was baptized in Ermua, September 26 of 1718. He was created Count of Izaguirre de Santana and Viscount of Eguren in July 16 1769. Don Andrés Eguren, native of Vergara, married doña María Ignacia de Ugalde. They had a daughter, doña Sebastiana de Eguren. She marriage don Andrés de Guiridi y Zaldúa. They had a daughter, doña María Ana Guiridi y Eguren and she married don Domingo de Aguirre. He was baptized in Lagazpia in February 8 of 1752. He proved his nobility of his four last names in the Real Chancillería of Valladolid in 1794.
Its Arms: In field of gold, a sinople oak and two sable wolves raised to the trunk, and in chief three stars of azure.
In a manuscript that stored in Torre de Tombo en Lisboa, is said that in the house of the Counts of Villaflor a medal was stored, coined about twenty centuries ago in Rome in memory of don Nuño de Faría. According to some genealogists this last name comes from Oferina, between Barceló and Faón. It is known that Tomás de Faría accompanied Count don Enrique de Borgoñain, founder of the Portuguese Monarchy to the Crusades,
Its Arms: Gules field and a silver tower, painted in sable, accompanied by five silver lily flowers, arranged three in chief and two in base.
Aragonese last name, of Alcañiz (Teruel). This last name extended for Castile, Asturias and Andalucia.
The following joined Santiago’s Order: don Pedro Caballero Illescas, native of Seville (1643), don Diego Caballero de Cabrera y Taboada, native of Seville (1660), don Alonso Caballero y Ruiz de la Coba, native of Iniesta (1685), don Antonio Caballero y Fernández, native of Santorcaz (1686), don Rodrigo Caballero Illanes, native of Valverde del Camino (1709), don Sebastian Caballero y Enríquez de Guzmán, native of Chiclana (1716), and many more knights of this lineage.
Its Arms: Shield quarterly: 1st and 4th fields in a sinople and a silver castle. 2nd field in silver with three trunks. 3rd field of gules with three fess of gold.