From Barcelona, originally from Rosellón.
Branches of this name spread to Aragón, Valencia and the Baleares.
Proved nobility in the Orders of Santiago in 1645, Calatrava in 1749, Alcántara in 1715, Montesa in 1606, Carlos III in 1802 and in the Royal Company of Midshipmen in 1755.
In azure Field, a Sun or, surmounted on the chief by three Stars argent, with the middle one raised slightly.
Border or with the following motto in letters sable:
"Sapientia Est Specior Sole Et Super Omnem Dispositionem Estellarum".
(Wisdom is the most valued sun, and the highest of all the stellar dispositions.)
"They went and returned with the Sun, and the Battle they won”.