The family of Wizzini sives Vizzini.
Reference: Charles A. Gauci. “An Illustrated Collection of the Coats of Arms of Maltese Families – Stemmi Maltesi” Publishers Enterprises Group (PEG) Ltd, Malta 1989.

 

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Mro Michele Wizzini sives Vizzini of Syros Island, Greece, married to Agnese Crispo dei Duchi di Naxos Islandswith issue.
1. Michele Wizzini of Syros Is,  married 1601 to Caterina Stafrach Paleologos, with issue.
1.1. Pietro Wizzini-Paleologo, married 1626 Valletta to Lorenza Tonna, with issue.
1.1.1. Captaino Paolo Wizzini Paleologo, married (1) 1656 Valletta to Elena Brix, married (2) 1673 to Eufemia Vella, with issue .
1.1.1.1. (Second marriage) Ignazio Francesco Wizzini Paleologo, (1674-1744), 1st Conte Wzzini Paleologo (Cr:1711 (??) by Pope Clement XI (??)), Published sources show this title of Conte enjoyed by the family Wzzini Paleologo as having been granted by Pope Clement XI on the 8 November 1711 and enjoying precedence in Malta with effect from 1722. This is not the case and does no justice to the conjectural exercise carried out by the 1878 Commissioners who in upholding this title, could not point out how, when and in whose favour it originated and, moreover, they stated that thee was no proof that this family was in possession of the title of Conte prior to the year 1722!. In this case, no grant relative to the title in question appears to have been registered in the Cancelleria of the Order. This title was examined as one of many other titles described in the Section of the report headed Titles granted by foreign sovereigns during the Government of the Order of the Knights of Malta (See:- Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (See Report Paras. 192-198). Moreover, the Commissioners arriving at their decision allowing this claim, attested that there was no proof of the title existing at any time before 1722. In view of the fact that the earliest reference of this title is found in a letter dated 1722 of Grand Master Zondadari to Ignazio Wzzini, it follows that this title is for all intents considered as one that originated in Malta, even though it was considered by the Commissioners under the section dedicated to foreign titles. In regard to remainder of this title, it would appear on the basis of the Commissioners observations, that the title may be transmitted to male descendants descending through a female line by regular primogeniture. In fact the report observed that the title originally made out in favour of Wzzini was eventually succeeded to by the Ciantar Paleologo family whilst that cadets of that family are only entitled to the designation dei Conti (ex Comitibus).[1]; Married 1694 to Generosa Vella Abela dei Baroni di San Giovanni, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1. Maria Teodora Wizzini Paleologo, (1696-1778), 2nd Contessa Wzzini Paleologo, married to Count Gio Antonio Ciantar, (Created in 1739 in Portugal, and 1745 in France.), Patrican of Rome 1744
1.1.1.1.2. Contessa Alessandra Wizzini, (1700-47), married 1721 to Luigi Preziosi.
1.1.1.1.3. Contessa Francesca Wizzini, (1704-56), married 1735 to Carlo Viani.
1.1.1.1.4. Contessa Caterina Wizzini, married 1732 Valletta to Gerolamo Grungo.
1.1.1.2. Rev. Luigi Maria Wizzini, (1676-1717), dunm.
1.1.1.3. Fr. Francesco Wizzini, (1678-1767), dunm.
1.1.2. Maddalena Wizzini, married 1664 Senglea to Nobile Ignazio Gili.
1.1.3. Caterina Wizzini, married 1642 Vittoriosa to Michele Fontani.
1.1.4. (issue from Domenica N), Francesca Wizzini, married (1) to Antonio Micallef, married (2) 1676 Valletta to Carlo de Marco.
1.2. Blasio Wizzini.
1.3. Francesco Filippo Wizzini, (Testament 1628 Notary Tomaso de Candia), married 1617 Senglea to Nobile Giuseppa Casanova, with issue.
1.3.1. Ignazio Wizzini sives Wzzini, married 1656 Senglea to Giulia Daviano, with issue.
1.3.1.1. Francesco Wizzini, married 1687 Senglea to Nobile Maria Cornari.
1.4. Antonio sives Anastasio Wizzini, married Caterina…, with issue
1.4.1. Francesco Wizzino, married 1659 to Anna Maria Bonici, with issue.
1.4.1.1. Gio Batta Wizzini, migrated to Livorno and returned, married in Livorno to Francesca N, with issue.
1.4.1.1.1. Giuseppe Wizzini, married 1727 Valletta to Clara Vella.
1.4.1.2. Antonio Wizzini, married to Maria N, with issue.
1.4.1.2.1. Antonio Wizzini, married to Anna Ballio, with issue.
1.4.1.2.1.1. Giuseppe Wizzini, married 1774 Valletta to Francesca Fenech, with issue.
1.4.1.2.1.1.1. Antonio Wizzini, married 1796 Senglea to Rosa Sapiano.
1.4.1.2.1.1.2. Pasquale Wizzini, married 1802 Senglea to Pasquale Caracelli.
1.4.1.2.1.2. Angela Wizzini, married 1779 Senglea to Ignazio Giusti.
1.4.1.3. Maddalena Wizzini, married 1680 Vittoriosa to Basileo Palumbo.
1.4.1.4. Francesco Wizzini, married to Ventura N, with issue.
1.4.1.4.1. Maria Wizzini, married 1758 Valletta to Arcangelo Caruana.
1.4.1.5. Veronica Wizzini, married 1690 Vittoriosa to Gio Nicola Desira.
1.4.1.6. Gio Domenico Wizzini, married 1691 Lija to Vittoria Agius.
1.4.1.7. Margherita Wizzini, married 1702 Valletta to Giuseppe Bonello.
1.4.2. Anna Wizzini, married 1687 to Silvestrino Saliba, with issue.
1.4.3. Sapienza Wizzini, married 1661 to Mallioto Fiteni.
1.5. Marietta Wizzini, married NN Gatto, with issue.
1.5.1. Elisabetta Gatto Wizzini, married to Antonino Grungo.
1.6. Angelica Wizzini, married 1630 Senglea to Vincenzo d’Andrea sives d Andrea, with issue.
1.6.1. Margherita d’Andrea, married (1) 1671 Valletta to Mro Matteolo Perrone, married (2) 1676 Valletta to Raffaele Mullef.
1.6.2. Anna Maria d’Andrea, married (1) 1656 Valletta to Pierre Roger of France, married (2) 1670 Valletta to Marcello di Martino, married (3) 1692 Valletta to Ignazio Vella.
1.6.3. Isabella d’Andrea, married 1668 Valletta to Gio Battista Fenech.
1.6.4. Salvatore d’Andrea, married 1689 Vittoriosa to Anna Marie Louise Dudley dei Duchi di Northumbria, with issue.
1.6.4.1. Nicola d’Andrea dei Duchi di Northumbria, married 1736 Zejtun to Margherita Deguara, with issue.
1.6.4.1.1. Paola d’Andrea, married 1758 Zejtun to Lucio Caruana, with issue.
1.6.4.1.1.1. Rosa Caruana, married 1802 Zejtun to Nobile Salvatore Barbara, 2nd Barone Barbara in the Kingdom of Naples.
1.6.4.1.2. Maria d’Andrea, married 1774 Vittoriosa to Giuseppe Spiteri.
1.6.4.2. Giuseppe d’Andrea, married 1753 Mdina to Rosa Gambin, with issue.
1.6.4.2.1. Gusmana d’Andrea, married 1774 Vittoriosa to Salvatore di Michele.
1.6.4.3. Caterina d’Andrea, married 1750 Vittoriosa to Demetrio Fucar of Cefalonia residing in Vittoriosa, with issue.
1.6.4.3.1. Giuseppe Fucar sives Valaro, married 1771 Vittoriosa to Maria Caruana, with issue.
1.6.4.3.1.1. Aloisia Valaro, married 1803 Vittoriosa to Emanuele Tagliaferro.
1.6.4.3.2. Elizabetta Fucar, married 1771 Vittoriosa to Antonio Caruana.
1.6.4.3.3. Francesca Fucar, married 1774 Vittoriosa to Giuseppe Bugeja.
1.7. Natalizia Wizzini, married to Antonino d’Andrea, with issue.
1.7.1. Giovanna d’Andrea, married 1649 Vittoriosa to Salvatore Coleiro.
1.7.2. Teresa d’Andrea, married 1655 Vittoriosa to Michele Rosso.
1.8. Placido Wizzini, Testament 1627 by Notary Vincenzo Xiberras.
2. Paola Vizzini, married 1601 Senglea to Francesco Antonio Tomasello of Naples, with issue.
2.1. Lazzarona Tomasello, married 1623 Senglea to Mro Gio Maria Refalo.
2.2. Mro Michele Tomasello, married 1628 Senglea to Grazia Schembri.
2.2.1. Aloisia Tomasello, married 1651 Senglea to Fabrizio Grech.
2.3. Claudio Tomasello, married 1633 Senglea to Argenta Axac, with issue.
2.3.1. Ludovico Tomasello, married 1662 Vittoriosa to Giusta Grech.
2.3.2. Vittoria Tomasello, married 1657 Senglea to Giovanni Mifsud.
2.3.3. Franceschitta Tomasello, married 1659 Senglea to Pietro Vaccine.
2.3.4. Marezza Tomasello, married 1662 Senglea to Pietro Gaiard.
 

[1]: The Papal title of Wzzini Paleologo.

Footnote: The title of Conte enjoyed by the family Wzzini Paleologo” (sic.) is remarkable as not only did the Royal Commissioners accord it precedence based on a direct recognition from a Grand Master, but they did so in full knowledge that the claimant could not produce any document purporting to testify how, when and in whose favour this title first originated. Other titles were subjected to a more punctilious examination. 
It will be recalled that at Maltese Law, a title not founded in Malta is only a foreign title and, as such, it can be considered for the purposes of precedence only if registration or Magistral recognition has been achieved. inaccordance with the rules of 1739 and 1795 as enacted by Grand Masters Despuig and Rohan.
In this case, no grant relative to the title of “Conte” enjoyed by the family Wzzini Paleologo  appears to have been registered in the Cancelleria of the Order. This title was examined as one of many other titles described in the Section of the report headed “Titles granted by foreign sovereigns during the Government of the Order of the Knights of Malta” (See:- “Correspondence and Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the claims and grievances of the Maltese Nobility”, May 1878, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty (C.-2033.) (See Report Paras. 192-198).
Published sources show this title of “Conte” as having been granted by Pope Clement XI on the 8 November 1711 and enjoying precedence in Malta with effect from 1722. This is not the case and does no justice to the conjectural exercise carried out by the Commissioners.
Moreover, the Commissioners arriving at their decision allowing this claim, attested that there was no proof of the title existing at any time before 1722.  
In view of the fact that the earliest reference of this title is found in a letter dated 1722 of Grand Master Zondadari to Ignazio Wzzini, it follows that this title was for all intents considered as one that originated in Malta, even though it was considered by the Commissioners under the section dedicated to foreign titles.
In regard to remainder of this title, it would appear on the basis of the Commissioners observations, that the title may be transmitted to male descendants descending through a female line by regular primogeniture. In fact the report observed that the title originally made out in favour of Wzzini was eventually succeeded to by the Ciantar Paleologo family whilst that cadets of that family are only entitled to the designation dei Conti (ex Comitibus).
The actual report reads as follows:
The gentleman who asserts a claim to the above title, Serafino Ciantar, has laid before the Commission no document showing when, on whom, and on what condition that title was conferred. He has, however, produced sufficient evidence that his family has constantly and unquestionably been in possession of that title, which was, moreover, on different occasions, recognized in several public Acts, by the Grand Masters, by whom some of the former holders of it were directly styled “Conte”. The said title having, as already noticed, passed to several persons, and having been also enjoyed by the male descendants of daughters, with the knowledge and approbation of the sovereigns of these islands, we have no hesitation in declaring that the present title is to be considered as still existing.
Among the documents exhibited by the claimant, we find three letters, bearing date respectively the 10th January, the 8th February and the 30th March 1722, addressed by Grand Master Zondadari to Ignazio Wzzini, who was then at Rome. The first of these letters contains the following superscription: Mag. Fideli Nobis dilecto Comiti Wzzini: the second is addressed thus, “Mag. Fideli Nobis dilecto Comiti Ignatio Wzzini”, and the third “Mag. Fideli Nobis dilectoCo. Ignatio Wzzini J.U.D.
The same Grand Master Zondadari, on the 22nd January 1722, in three different letters addressed respectively to Cardinal d’Althama, to Cardinal Cieufuegos, and to Bali Spinola, prefixed the title of Conte to the name of the said Ignazio Wzzini. Grand Master Manoel, by a letter dated the 4th November 1722, strongly recommended to the Vice Roy of Sicily, the Conte Ignazio Wzzini and Antonio Ciantar his son-in-law. Grand Master Pinto, appointing, on the 1st June 1750, Giorgio Serafino Ciantar, another of the claimant’s ancestors, and grandson ex filia of the said Conte Ignazio, to a lieutenancy in a company of the regiment of Citta Pinto, styles him Comiti et baroni St. Joannes MilitiDon Georgio Seraphino Ciantar Pallologo, Equiti Professo Sacri Militaris Ordinis S. Benedicti de Avis, in Lusitania, Fideli Vasallo nro Nobis in Christo Dilecto Salutem And Grand Master de Rohan, on the 17th May 1783, conferring upon a cadet of the family the commission of captain in a company of a regiment of chasseurs (cacciatore  The Cacciatori or Talconiere, were during the Government of the Order, a body of volunteers) addressed him thus: NobiliJosepho ex Comitibus Ciantar, fideli Vassallo uro Nobis in xto Dilecto Salutem.
Another proof of the existence of this title is desumed by the claimant from two patents issued on the 11th September 1738, by John, King of Portugal, appointing the Conte Fr. Ignazio Wzzini, Knight of the Order of St. Benedict de Avis, and containing the necessary direction for his investiture. In those two patents the said Ignazio Wzzini is styled Conte.
It is proper to remark, in order to remove any difficulty that may arise from the adoption of the different surnames of Wzzini and Ciantar that Count the Conte Ignazio Wzzini had no other children but one daughter named Teodora, who married Giovanni Antonio Ciantar. Of Teodora Conte Serafino was born, who left on his death the Conte Gio Battista, father of the present claimant Serafino, who became the first-born son of the family, by the decease, without issue, of his eldest brother the Conte Giovanni Antonio Ciantar. 
It is unnecessary for us to offer any remarks on the other papers produced by the claimant, inasmuch as we think that Serafino Ciantar has fully established his claim to the title of “Conte”, although we cannot point out the date of the creation of that title, as we have been able to discover nothing with respect to that point in the documents we have inspected. 
We cannot, however, omit to state that there is nothing to show that the ancestors of Count Ignazio Wzzini were also in possession of the title. In no place of published histories of Malta, the Wzzini family, before the Conte Ignazio, is referred to as a titled family: and in a certificate relating to the baptism of the above-named Conte Serafino Ciantar, senior, son of the said Contessa Teodora Ciantar Wzzini, daughter, as already stated, of Conte Ignazio Francesco Wzzini, the last-mentioned person, who stood as godfather, is not described as son of the Conte Paolo, but simply Filius quondam Dni Pauli, ejusdem civitatis Vallettae , although it must be presumed that such designation was written down in the certificate in question as dictated by the father of the christened child, or by the godfather himself. In allowing the present claim, we think, however, ourselves justified in adding that the claimant has not shown that his family was in possession of the title of “Conte” prior to the year 1722.