Nagykőrös Ványi family
According to some records the Ványi family moved to Nagykőrös after Bugyi has been destroyed. The most known member of the family is István Ványi, who received a nobility title in 1690. It is possible that the members of this family founded the Ványi families in Cegléd and Kecskemét.
Perhaps in 1661 János Ványi Varga received a piece of log from the town. In 1662 or 1663 Tamás Ványi received 4 denar (Hungarian currency). András Szőrös mentioned János Ványi in his will on July 10, 1686. Perhaps there lived a man named Ferenc Ványi in Nagykőrös in 1659.
The first well known member of the family is István Ványi, how received a nobility title and coat of arms from Leopold I. in 1690. This has been announced on November 13 at the assemlby of Pest-Pilis-Solt County. The donation has been awarded to István, his wife Erzsébet Danóczy, their children Gergely and Sára furthermore to his brother János and his wife Anna Bende. The original document was kept in the county archves under registration number 30/1265, and the copy was in the nobility documents group under registraton number V.19.
In 1649 the whole family signed the petition of the nobles in Nagykőrös. On January 3, 1696 István was recorded to be 35 years old. This means he was born between January 4, 1665 and January 3, 1666. He supported Francis Rákóczi II. therefore he had to leave the town in 1705 and he lost some of his property. The 1715 census recorded only Joannes (János) Ványi.
The county census of nobles in 1724 recorded only Gergely, and in the same year a nobility inspection is recorded in the archives. In 1726 János and György were in the records.
Later in 1798 Mátyás Ványi, resindent in Nagykőrös, started a nobility certification process, but this process ended prematurely in 1816. According to his statement, his father was István, his grandfather was János, and his great-grandfather was János who received the 1690 nobility title together with István. Mátyás had a son János, who had a daugther Mária. She was married to Ns. Sándor Biki Farkas and later to Ns. György Csete.
VÁNYI Ferenc, dr. (Nagykőrös, 1887. jan 14. – Budapest, 1966. mar 15.) Teacher, editor. Received a degree as teacher of history and geography at the University of Kolozsvár (1919). He started to teach in Nagykőrös, then he moved to Szentendre (1910-1911). He was relocated to Budapest, first as teacher at the Baár-Madas lyceum until 1936, later as director until nationalization (1943-1950). Editor of the Lexicon of Hungarian Literature (1926). source: Szentendrei arcképcsarnok
Coat of arms
Ványi István 1690-ben I. Leopold királytól kapta czímeres nemes levelét. [Collect. herald. nro.]
Czímere a paizs kék udvarában zöld halmon nyugvó arany koronán könyöklő vörös ruhás kar, arany markolatú kivont kardot tartva. A paizs fölötti sisak koronájából vörös ruhás, prém kalpagos magyar vitéz emelkedik ki, jobb kezében kivont kardot, bal kezében üstökénél fogva levágott törökfejet tartva. Foszladék jobbról aranykék, balról ezüstvörös. [Adami, Scuta gentil. tomo XIV]—Nagy Iván , Magyarország családai)
Wappen: In B. auf gekr. gr. Hügel ein r. bekl. geb. Arm, einen Krummsäbel mit g. Parirstange in d. Faust haltend. - Kleinod: R. bekl. Mann mit g. Gürtel und Pelzkalpag sammt r. Sacke wachsend, in d. erhobenen Rechten einen Krummsäbel mit g. Parirstange, in d. seitwärts gestreckten Linken einen schnurrbärtigen, vom Rumpfe getrennten Türkenschädel beim Schopfe haltend. - Decken: bg. - rs. Adels- u. Wappenbrief v. König Leopold I., d. d. 1690 für Stefan Ványi.—Siebmacher's Wappenbuch , Der Adel von Ungarn [Magyarország]
Azure, on a mount Vert a crown Or, an arm Gules, holding a sword Argent with grip Or. On the helm a crown Or, issuant therefrom a man Gules, holding a sword in the right hand and a turk head in the left hand. On the right mantled Azure, doubled Gold, on the left mantled Gules doubled Argent.—approximate English translation
- Török-magyarkori történelmi emlékek. Elsö osztály: Okmánytár
- Kempelen Béla: Magyar nemes családok (Budapest, 1911)
- Kis (alias Ványi) Nemességvizsgálata 1724-bõl Pestm. lt.-ban. Vö. Kõsz. 179.
- Kőszeghi Sándor: Nemes családok Pest vármegyében (Budapest, 1899.)