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The Coelho surname comes from the Galician word "coello," meaning "rabbit," from the Latin "cuniculus." As such, it may have originally been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a rabbit in some way.

Coelho Early Origins



The surname Coelho was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Coelho Spelling Variations


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Coelho Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coello, Coella, de Coello, Coellos and others.

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Coelho Early History


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Coelho Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coelho research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1390, 1406, 1460, 1502, 1531, 1588, 1611, 1652, 1642, 1693, 1661, 1700, 1614 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Coelho History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coelho Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coelho Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Coelho Nicolau Coelho (c.1460-1502), an expert Portuguese navigator and explorer during the age of discovery; Alonso Sánchez Coello (circa 1531-1588), Spanish Renaissance portrait painter; Antonio Coello (1611-1652), Spanish dramatist and poet, a member of the household of...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coelho 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: Pero Cuello, who sailed to America in 1513; Leonor Coella, who arrived in Cuba in 1540; Antonio Coello, who arrived in Peru in 1592; Francisco Coello, who came to Peru in 1592.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coelho (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coelho (post 1700)



  • Anthony Lee Coelho (b. 1942), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 15th District, 1979-89; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • Carlos Pinto Coelho (b. 1944), Portuguese journalist and media personality
  • Paulo Coelho (b. 1947), Brazilian lyricist and novelist
  • José Dias Coelho (1923-1961), Portuguese painter and sculptor
  • Eliane Coelho (b. 1951), Brazilian soprano singer
  • Eduardo Prado Coelho (1944-2007), Portuguese writer, journalist, columnist and university professor

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Coelho Historic Events


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Coelho Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Domingos Fernandes Coelho (d. 1912), aged 20, Portuguese Third Class passenger from Funchal, Madeira Islands who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Coelho Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coelho 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 4 November 2015 at 10:24.

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