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Brebbia Coat of Arms

Brebbia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Milanand about 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Varese.
Brebbia borders the following municipalities: Besozzo, Ispra, Malgesso, Travedona-Monate and Cadrezzate.

 

Family History:

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Brebbia family (XIV-XIX)
Family perhaps originally from the castle of Brebbia, near Lake Maggiore.
The progenitor of the Brebbia branch, counts of Barzago, Giovanni, was part of the General Council in 1447.
A Leonardo was a merchant with trades in Spain and Lorenzo, also a merchant (in 1476 he was enrolled in the register of wool merchants) accumulated a large fortune.
Famous was Girolamo, treasurer of the State of Milan in 1531, as well as president of the Ordinary Magistrate, and of the 60 Decurions in 1535 (ARESE, The supreme charges, p. 38; ARESE, List of magistrates, p. 152).
The branch of the Brebbia counts of Barzago is extinct.
Another branch left the name and assets to an Aliprando Visconti in the sixteenth century.
The Brebbia family had fiefs especially in Brivio, where they still owned a part of the castle in 1840, but residing in Milan, in via Sant'Andrea.

Bibliography

- ARESE, Lists of the magistrates, 152 = ARESE, F., Lists of the Patrician Magistrates of Milan from 1535 to 1796: the Sixty Decurions of the General Council of the City of Milan, extracted from "Lombard Historical Archive", LXXXIV (1957) , pp. 149-199.
- ARESE, The supreme charges, 38 = ARESE, F., The supreme charges of the Duchy of Milan from Francesco II Sforza to Filippo V, in "Lombard Historical Archive", XCVII (1970), pp. 1-100.
- CANZIANI, Noble families, 111 = CANZIANI, G.B. Genealogical theater of the Milanese noble families, copy an. of the manuscript of 1739.
- CROLLALANZA, Historical-blasonic dictionary, ad vocem = CROLLALANZA (di), G.B., Historical-blasonic dictionary of extinct and flourishing Italian noble and notable families, (re. Anast. Bologna, Forni, 1965), 3 vols.
- PITTONIO, Noble families, vol. I, p. 118 = PITTONIO, G., Noble families of Milan collected and handwritten in the first half of the 18th century. (...), s.n.t.

Compilers

First drafting: Cuomo Raimonda, archivist (1999/12/13)
Review: Gamba Ermis, archivist (2004-04-22)

First drafting: Cuomo Raimonda, archivist (1999/12/13)
Review: Gamba Ermis, archivist (2004-04-22)