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

The ancient and noble Portuguese surname Sequeira is of habitation origin, deriving from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Sequeira comes directly from "Sequeira", which is derived from the same word and signifies "sterile land" or "dry land." Hence, the original bearer of the surname Sequeira was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Sequeira."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sequeira, Sequeiro, Sequeiras,Siqueiros, Siqueiro and many more.

First found in the western region of Portugal. The original bearer of the surname Sequeira was Goncalo Anes Redondo who married Urraca Fernandes de Andrade, the lady of the estate of Sequeira.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sequeira research. Another 345 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1643 and 1753 are included under the topic Early Sequeira History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sequeira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sequeira Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Elise Sequeira, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Jose Sequeira, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Mijarella, Portugal, in 1910
  • Jose Augusto Sequeira, aged 21, who settled in America from Villa Ruivan, Portugal, in 1914
  • Antonio d'Almeida Sequeira, aged 39, who landed in America from Mareco, Portugal, in 1914
  • Antonio Jose Sequeira, aged 27, who settled in America from Portugal, in 1915


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  • Benvindo Sequeira (b. 1947), Brazilian actor, comedian, author, theater, film and television director
  • Marlon Sequeira (b. 1989), Canadian professional soccer player
  • Juanito Sequeira (b. 1982), Dutch professional footballer
  • Domingos Sequeira (1768-1837), Portuguese painter
  • Alejandro Sequeira (b. 1975), Costa Rican international footballer
  • Germán Sequeira (1884-1951), Nicaraguan politician
  • Douglas Sequeira Solano (b. 1977), Costa Rican football defender
  • Alejandro Sequeira (b. 1975), Costa Rican international footballer
  • Domingos António de Sequeira (1768-1837), Portuguese painter


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The Sequeira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sequeira 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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