The following abstract is based on the works of Rolf Aubert de la Rüe (1947-2008) "Die Familie Aubert de la Rüe von Genf", Feldmeilen, 2008.
The family Aubert de la Rüe descends from the families: Aubert (Crest, Dauphiné), de la Rüe (Lessines, Walloon Flanders), Pasteur (Vevey & LaTour de Peilz, Vaud), Heath (Exeter, Devonshire) and de Vesc (Dauphiné). The name conists of a union of two family names: Aubert and de la Rüe. The union was created by decision of the Conseil d’État of Geneva in 1906. The name conists of a union of two family names...created by decision of the Conseil d’État of Geneva in 1906 It allowed the descendants of Hippolyte Aubert and Clémentine Caroline De la Rüe to carry the double name Aubert - De la Rüe. The decision was based on the wish of Hippolyte not to let the family name De la Rüe become extinct, as Clémentine Caroline was the last bearer. Throughout history the name Aubert de la Rüe and in particular De la Rüe has been spelled differently with respect to hyphens, capitals and the dieresis over the u. The spelling Aubert de la Ruee is often used to ensure that the dieresis over the u in Rüe is not lost, The coat of arms of the family Aubert de Crest en Dauphiné et Genéve … key elements are the three lyam hound heads on a gold shielda practice that has survived throughout all the way into the modern internet day and age. The coat of arms of the family Aubert de Crest en Dauphiné et Genéve is depicted above. Key elements are the three lyam hound heads (sometimes also braques) on a gold shield. The designs of the coat of arms have changed throughout history, like the helmet, crown and other ornaments. The family motto under the coat of arms was originally "fide et fortitudine" (faith and currage) but later changed by the Aubert of Geneva to "invisibilia non decipiunt" (invisible does not disapoint).
Uninterrupted and unambiguous succession of the family Aubert de Crest en Dauphiné et Genéve can be traced back through documents to Vincent Aubert de Manas born in 1530. André Casalis managed to link back the roots of the family to Jeanne de Vesc (great grandmother of Jaques II. Aubert) in his works "L'Arbre du temps". Naturalization in Geneva 1702-1708.
The uninterrupted and unambiguous succession of the family de la Rüe from Lessines, Walloon Flanders can be traced back to Symond de la Rüe born in 1530. Gaspard de la Rüe fled due to religious persecution and was naturalized in Geneva in 1579. The meaning of the name is ambigous as it originates from a french speaking part and contains french elements (de la) but also flemish elements (dieresis over the u).
Through six marriages in the 18th and 19th century related to the family Aubert de la Rüe. The last links being Elisabeth Heath and Anne-Camilla Heat, five generations prior to the Patrick Aubert de la Rüe.
The genealogy of the family de Vesc is of great importance since Jaques II Aubert (1677-1743) was the great-grandson of Jehanne de Vesc, knight in the Dauphiné.
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