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Multiple Origins for the Surname Freitas


Portuguese


The Portuguese surname Freitas is of local origin; that is, it was derived from the name of a place.

Freitas Early Origins



The surname Freitas was first found in Cete, in the mountainous north-west of Portugal. According to the "Armorial Lusitano," the Portuguese family of this name are descended from Goncalo Ouveques, founder of the monastery of Cete, and father of Diogo Goncalves de Urro, who fought under King Afonso Henrique of Portugal (1128-1185,) in the Battle of Campo de Ourique.

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Freitas Spelling Variations


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Freitas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Freitas, Frietas, Freites, De Freitas, De Freites and others.

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Freitas Early History


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Freitas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freitas research. Another 346 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1779, 1811, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Freitas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freitas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freitas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Freitas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Freite, who came to Puerto Rico in 1816; John H. Freitas, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1836; Manuel M. Freitas, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1872.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freitas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freitas (post 1700)



  • Jesse Lee Freitas (1951-2015), American football quarterback for the San Diego Chargers (1974-1975)
  • Marjorie R. Freitas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate), 1964
  • Henry Freitas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1932
  • Donald P. Freitas, American politician, Mayor of Antioch, California, 2000-08; Defeated, 2008
  • Diogo Pinto de Freitas do Amaral (b. 1941), Portuguese politician and law professor
  • José Vicente de Freitas (1869-1952), Portuguese military officer and politician
  • Duarte Freitas (b. 1966), Portuguese politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Chris de Freitas, Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and known as a skeptic of anthropogenic global warming
  • Jacintha Freitas, Brazilian actress listed in 1898 in an archive of artists in Brazil
  • David de Freitas (b. 1986), Brazilian footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    5. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Freitas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freitas 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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