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The surname Almedia is of local origin, that is, it is a surname derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from one of several places so named in Portugal (northeast area). The name is derived from the Arabic words "al ma'ida," meaning a plateau. One of the earliest records of the surname is that of one Jose Fernandez de Almeida who founded a town of the same name in 1258.

Almedia Early Origins



The surname Almedia was first found in the town of Viseu, which is today known as Mangualde, a municipality in the subregion of Dão-Lafões in the central region of Portugal. Jose Fernandez de Almeida founded Azurara of Beira from 1223-1245. He was the 5th Lord of Pinheiro and Canela. The village of Almeida in the seventeenth century came to be called Almeidinha. One of the most notable of the name at this time was D. Francisco de Almeida, Viceroy.

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Almedia Spelling Variations


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Almedia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Almeida, De Almeida, Almaida and others.

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Almedia Early History


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Almedia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almedia research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1245, 1480, 1508, 1450, 1510, 1480, 1508, 1580, 1646, 1722 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Almedia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Almedia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Almedia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Lourenço de Almeida (c.1480-1508), a Portuguese explorer and military commander; Dom Francisco de Almeida (c.1450-1510), better known as "the Great Dom Francisco", he was a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer; Lourenço de...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almedia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: a bearer of Almeida (no first name listed), who arrived in Peru in 1591; Domingo De Almeida, who came to Peru in 1580; Francisco Almeida, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816.

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Almedia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almedia 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 April 2015 at 13:47.

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