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Multiple Origins for the Surname Almeida


Portuguese


The surname Almeida 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.

Almeida Early Origins



The surname Almeida 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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Almeida Spelling Variations


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Almeida Spelling Variations



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

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Almeida Early History


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Almeida Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almeida 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 Almeida History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Almeida Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Almeida 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 Almeida 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 were:

Almeida Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Felipa Almeida, who settled in New Granada in 1557
  • Domingo De Almeida, who setted in Peru in 1580

Almeida Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Cruz Almeida, who settled in Philadelphia in 1810
  • Francisco Almeida, who setted in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Francisco Almeida, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Francisco Almeida, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jos Almeida, who setted in Norfolk, VA in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Almeida Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Valentim Almeida, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Ade Almeida, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Adelene Almeida, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Almeida (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Almeida (post 1700)



  • Gilberto Almeida Egas (1928-2015), Ecuadorian painter
  • Antonio Jose de Almeida (1866-1929), Portuguese politician, President of Portugal (1919-1915)
  • Guilherme de Andrade e Almeida (1890-1969), Brazilian lawyer, journalist, film critic, poet, essayist and Brazilian translator
  • Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida (b. 1957), Portuguese actor
  • Vasco Fernando Leotte de Almeida e Costa (b. 1932), Portuguese naval officer and politician
  • Miguel Vale de Almeida (b. 1960), Portuguese anthropologist
  • Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995), Brazilian classical guitarist
  • Cristina Almeida (b. 1944), Spanish lawyer and politician
  • Alfonso Almeida (b. 1966), Mexican chess master

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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The Almeida Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almeida 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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