Imprese, The Italian Renaissance Heraldic Badge

An impresa (plural imprese) is a variant of the badge which became particularly popular in the 15th and 16th centuries. The one below is the impresa of Piero dei Medici. This next one is the sole raggiante, or ragged sun, of the Sforza. You can also see and read more on Sforza imprese here: Imprese, The Italian Renaissance Heraldic Badge

Name Consult 101 by Fleurtyherald

The first rule is that this website is your best friend, search it, read it, know it, love it: (particularly) You should also especially love this page: which is a more comprehensive guide on name research without books. In this class you get the quicksteps that are my tried and true method. … More Name Consult 101 by Fleurtyherald

Italian Surnames From a Cinquecento Armorial

I wanted to share this information on 16th Century Italian Surnames as researched by Coblaith Muimnech, who holds the copyright to the text. Signor Muimnech has separately indexed the place names and house names found in the armorial. Below is a map of the origin of names he listed. Excerpt List of Names from Coblaith’s … More Italian Surnames From a Cinquecento Armorial

Italian and Spanish Rolls of Arms and Impresa

For those interested in viewing period heraldry here is a list of Rolls of Arms (with links) containing pre-17th century Italian and Iberian examples: Armorial of the Order of the Annunciation, 1362 and later, Italian Armorial of Cataluña, Castille and Portugal, 15th-16th century, Iberian William Bruges’s Garter Book c.1430 to c.1440 English roll of European … More Italian and Spanish Rolls of Arms and Impresa

Libri Araldica

List of books/references from the Collegio Araldico in Rome The herald in me whimpers: I want, I want, I want…. Albo D’Oro delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane. Archivio Comunale di Verona Archivio Progetto Heraldrys Archivio di Stato di Venezia Armerista e notiziario delle fam. nob. notabili e feudatarie di Terra d’Otranto Armorial Général Rietstap’s Biblioteca Comunale di Verona REPERTORIO GENEAL. FAM. VENETE Blasonario di Famiglie Illustri Italiane Brazzà Cergneu Savorgnan Cenni sopra varie famiglie illustri di Verona. Cronaca delle famiglie udinesi Cronologia delle famiglie nobili bolognesi Cronologia delle famiglie nobili bolognesi Discorsi delle famiglie imparentate colla Casa della … More Libri Araldica