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Where did the Portuguese Raposo family come from? What is the Portuguese Raposo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Raposo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Raposo family history?The noble Portuguese surname Raposo is of nickname origin, as it is derived from a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Raposo comes directly from the Portuguese word "Raposo," translated as "male fox" and in turn derived from the Portuguese "raboso" meaning "tail," with reference to the beautiful furry tail of that animal.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Raposos, Raposa, Raposas, Rapoza, Rapozo and others.
First found in the regions of Portugal. The Raposo family were descended from the barons of Meneses and prospered throughout the Middle Ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raposo research. Another 325 words(23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raposo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raposo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Raposo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Raposo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raposo 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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