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The Heraldry of the Maltese Surnames.
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"Characteristic of Malta is allowance for personal freedom by which I mean you can do so you like so long as you do not encroach on the rights of others. Nowhere is this more clearly shown than in the use of the coats of arms of the many surnames in Malta. There are no College of Arms or Heraldry Office in Malta - nor for that matter is the use of Armorial Bearings a privilege with taxation attached to it. Everyone is allowed to use a coat of Arms suitable to his surname and no one would dream of questioning his right to do so". Leopardi E.R. Malta's Heritage, Progress press Ltd Malta 1969.