Delcò's family coat of arms
The family coat of arm is described together with a description of the origins of the surname, in the Archive of Arms of Lugano. On the basis of these indications then the Atelier of Arms of Lamone has painted on my committee, January 2, 1998, the coat of arms presented here, describing it as a "coat of arms used by the family."
gold lion passant
on a green terrace, at the
head of silver
In a research paper manuscript of the Archives of Arms, Arch. Gaston Gambin, hence the "Description #2 of the surname", the family coat of arms (referred to as "coat of arms used by the family") is described as "... against three black battlements", while in the fair copy written in machine June 19, 1945, the version with the three battlements has been replaced with the version, also echoed the Atelier of Arms of Lamone who designed it with three stars.
During a conversation with the famous Ticino araldic researcher Carlo Maspoli, from Lugano, he has confirmed to me the strangeness of this element. Usually, the stars in a coat of arms, can denote colors like gold, silver, blue or red, but black has never seen. From a correspondence of February 13, 2010 with the latter, however, emerges as the emblem in question, although currently the historical origins are not well established, it is still valid. Maspoli cites "... better to be the initiator of the simple and undeserved heir of a coat of arms ..."
Details on the coat of arm
May 18, 2003 I turned to Professor Ottavio Lurati, rector Professor of Linguistics at the University of Basel and well-known author of books and research on place names Ticino and Lombardy. In my letter I asked to Lurati if it was correct to consider the description #2 as an antecedent to description #1, among other things made by him and contained in his book "Why do we call in that way"
Close to retirement Professor Lurati invited me to speak to one of his students as a reference for my research, Veronica Carmine from Giubiasco which I asked the same questions, also indicating that the materials of the then Archive Heraldic led by the late architect Gaston Gambin shall be deposited with the State Archives in Bellinzona
The answers given to me by Mrs. Carmine my first and subsequent correspondence can be summarized as follows
Updated on: June 1, 2010