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  • Boticas
  • Boticas

Based on Strains of Books (Old Book 3) Title XXX.º, page 107; the Great Portuguese and Brazilian Encyclopedia, page 313 of the 4th volume; in Armorial Lusitano, page 88; and the history of the CAPB the Family Name, nicknamed "Barroso", of toponymic root, had its origin in Barroso Land in Tras-os-Montes. The first who used it, and that came from the ancient lineage of Guedeões, withdrew him from a tower in place of "Sipiões" in that region, which was the Lord.

He was D. Egas Gomes Barroso, son of D. Gomes Mendes Guedeão and his wife D. Chamôa Mendes de Sousa, both treated in Nobilário of Count D. Pedro, son of King Dinis, where you see still be D grandson . gueda the Elder.

D. Egas was the rich-man Kings Sancho II and Alfonso III, having gone in 1247, during the reign of the latter sovereign, the siege of Seville, in aid of King Ferdinand the Saint, of Castile. Of the two sons of D. Egas have two distinct lines: the dos Bastos, descendants of his second son, D. Gomes Viegas de Basto and Barroso, from wedding firstborn Gonçalo Viegas Barroso to Maria Fernandes de Lima. These was wide generation, which maintained the use of the name, often even in the female line. Settling in the region of Braga and Barcelos came to be gentlemen and administrators of good Linkages and Squires, such as the Quintas da Falperra, the Eixidio, Oleiros, or St. George, who had Chapel in St. Francis, Porto . The weapons used by this family are: red, five lions purpura, armed and gold sole, each loaded with three or two bands of gold.

The municipality of Boticas is located in the northwestern part of Portugal, the province of Tras-os-Montes, Vila Real District. Created under the administrative reform of 1836, the current county of Boticas corresponds to a part of the ancient land of Barroso to which he gave the name as it is in your geographic area that there is a mountain of Barroso and Barroso Heights settlements and Covas Barroso, administrative and territorial division that until then also incorporated the current municipality of Montalegre and the extinct municipality Ruivães this today part of Vieira do Minho.

The village of Boticas, then have central place, it is from the creation of the Municipality, the seat of the municipality. The arms and the flag of Boticas municipality, are, according to the opinion of the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists, silver with a black bee highlighted gold, accompanied by four ears of wheat, crossed in tip and red tied . mural crown of four towers. Blue flag.