The surname Fumel was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this renowned family held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fumel research.Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1248, 1561, 1588, 1769, 1770, 1773, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Fumel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Fumel, Fumelle, Fumele, Fumale, Fummel, Fummelle, Fumets, Fumelles, Foumelle, Foumelles, La Fumel, La Fumelle, La Fumale, La Fummel, La Fummelle, La Fumets, La Fumelles, La Foumelle, Les Foumelles, Delafumel, Delafumelle, Delafumele, Delafumale, Delafummel, Delafummelle, Delafumets, Delafumelles, De La Fumel, De La Fumele, De La Fumale, De La Fummel, De La Fummelle, De La Fumets, De La Fumelles, De La Foumalle, Des Foumelles, Fummal, Fummalles and many more.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Una Fides, Unum Foedus, Unus Amor
Motto Translation: One faith, one compact, one love.