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                                            Dewitz                                       Valera


                                                                     

Die Familie v. Dewitz ist ein Evangelisch-Mecklenburgisch-pommersches uradliges Geschlecht, das mit Gunter de Dewitz 20.3.1212 urkundlich zuerst erscheint und mit Ulrich v. Dewitz, Gfn v. Fürstenberg, 1323-1363, um 1335 mit Daber belehnt, die Stammreihe beginnt. Schloßgesessen in Pommern seit dem 14. Jahrhundert. 

The v. Dewitz family is an Evangelical Mecklenburgisch-Pomeranian noble lineage, that first documentary appears with Gunter de Dewitz (20.3.1212). With Ulrich v. Dewitz, Earl of Furstenberg, 1323-1363, 1335 enfeoffed with Daber, the pedigree begins. Sat in castle in Pomerania since the 14th century.

Wappensage / Tale for the coat of arms Dewitz

Die Familie von Dewitz führt seit Alters her drei Becher in ihrem Wappen. Die Sage berichtet, ein Herr von Dewitz habe in Trunkenheit einen Herren von Armin aus dem Fenster des Schlosses zu Daber in den Schlossgraben geworfen. Wegen seiner Trunkenheit hat man ihm zwar das Leben gelassen, allerdings musste seine Familie seit jener Zeit dieses Wappen führen

The family von Dewitz leads anciently three cups in their coat of arms. The legend says, a Mr. von Dewitz've thrown in his drunkenness a Mr. von Armin from the windows of the castle to Daber in the moat. Because of his drunkenness, indeed his life was spared, but his family since that time had to lead this crest...

The distinguished surname Valera comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history.
The original bearer of the name Valera, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Valera family originally lived in the town called Valera, which is in the province of Badajoz. There is also a municipality called Las Valeras, in the province of Cuenca, which is the site of the remains of a fortified Roman city. This place-name is derived from the Latin word Valeria, which was the name for the Roman colony in what is now Hungary, and which shares a common root with the Castilian verb valer. This in turn is derived from the Latin word "valere," which means "strong," "vigorous," or "potent."

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