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Where did the Portuguese Lopes family come from? What is the Portuguese Lopes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lopes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lopes family history?

In Portugal, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that described a person's temperament or appearance were frequently used. Such nicknames sometimes became hereditary and were passed down as surnames onto further generations. The name Lopes is thought to be derived from the Latin word "lupus," meaning "wolf."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lopez, Lopes, Lope, Llop, Lupus, Llopis and others.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lopes Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Abraham Lopes, who arrived in America in 1679

Lopes Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Mathew Lopes, aged 37, landed in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • F Lopes, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Gabriel Lopes, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • I L DeFonso Lopes, aged 34, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Hario Lopes, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830


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  • Lisa Nicole Lopes (1971-2002), American rapper, singer and dancer
  • Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes (1894-1964), Portuguese statesman
  • Alvaro Simoes Lopes, agriculturalist in Brazil
  • Wagner Lopes (b. 1969), former Japanese footballer
  • Wesley Lopes (b. 1980), left footed Brazilian footballer
  • Fernão Lopes (1385-1459), Portuguese chronicler appointed by King Edward of Portugal
  • David Júnior Lopes (b. 1982), Brazilian football defender
  • Henry Charles Lopes PC, QC (1828-1899), 1st Baron Ludlow, British judge and Conservative Party politician
  • Éverton dos Santos Lopes (b. 1988), Brazilian amateur boxer
  • Hugo Miguel Almeida Costa Lopes (b. 1986), Portuguese footballer

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  9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
  10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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The Lopes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lopes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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