Register Office of Rome No. 11565 Series 3, 24th November, 2016;
Coat of Arms Registration Decree No. 8 (2016) published in the
Official Gazette, 23rd of January, 2017, Vol. I.
One of the original coat of arms dates
from the Middle Ages and was recognized as the ancient coat of arms
of the House of Bravo de Sobremonte, ancestral hidalgos (hidalgos
solariegos). The ancient parchment lacks the date of the grant, but
the date of the last sentence contained therein is 24th March 1556.
Therefore, King Carlos the Third of Spain, by Letters Patent dated
9th March 1761, granted unto N.H. Jose Antonio Bravo de Sobremonte y
Castillo, Knight of the Order of Santiago, Judge of the Royal
Audience of Seville, and Governor of Cartagena de Indias, the
Hereditary Title and Dignity of Marquis.
The arms were updated by the Third
Marquis, N.H. Rafael de Sobremonte y Nuñez, Knight of the Royal and
Military Order of Saint Hermenegild, and Viceroy of the Rio de la
Plata, to include motifs representing the military commitment of the
Marquis de Sobremonte in his capacity as Spanish colonial
administrator. A branch of his family, living in Argentina, added
the family name Jantus, and by marriage alliance this line also
added the family name Lordi from an ancient Italian family.
The arms were updated again with the Motu
Proprio Genus A Me Habet Originem dated 9th June 1975 by N.D. (Lady)
Emilia Lordi-Jantus, Head of the House of Lordi-Jantus de Sobremonte,
to include the original motifs together with those reflecting more
recent familial history. The new armorial bearings represent both
the Spanish and Italian sides of the family. Both families have,
over the centuries, received several distinctions and titles.