Diósy de Tótdiós
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Diósy de Tótdiós (also Dióssy de Tótdiós, Diósy de Felső-Diós, Dióssy de Felső-Diós) was a family of Hungarian nobility. The Diósy name comes from the old name of Tótdiós (Dyos), which means "walnut grove" in Hungarian.
In 1336, András gained nobility by serving king Charles I (Hungarian: Károly Róbert) of Hungary bravely, and got the villages of Tótdiós (Slovak: Orešany) in Nyitra (Slovak: Nitra), Garbócbogdány (Slovak: Bohdanovce) in Kassa (Slovak: Kosice), Koksóbaksa (Slovak: Kokšov-Bakša) in Kassa (Slovak: Kosice) and Nagyörvistye (Slovak: Veľké Orvište) in Nagyszombat (Slovak: Trnava) county, and their surroundings as a gift.
In 1634, the members of the family became barons of the Holy Roman Empire by serving the king Ferdinand II of Hungary in the Thirty Years' War; and afterwards, they were mentioned as barons even in documents issued by the Kings of Hungary although this title was not recognised in the kingdom at that time.
After the Treaty of Trianon, the family moved to Bonyhád, Hungary. Every member of the family who has fought in the World War II came back healthy. In 1947, the family lost all of its lands because of the Communist takeover in Hungary. Branches of family are still living in Hungary mostly in Budapest, Slovakia, the only branche of the family that lives in Italy is in Parma and the United States. Part of family lives also in Serbia, Vojvodina.
Famous members of the family
- György Diósy (1354–1395) - Granger of Nyitra
- Mihály Diósy (160?-164?) - Second lieutenant
- Márton Diósy (1818–1892) - Personal secretary of Lajos Kossuth
- Arthur Diosy (1856–1923) - Founder of the Japan-British Society
- Lajos Diósy (1867–1922) - Pharmacist
- "Magyar Országos Levéltár" (in Hungarian). mol.gov.hu.