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The surname De 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.

De almeida Early Origins



The surname De 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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De almeida Spelling Variations


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De almeida Spelling Variations



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

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De almeida Early History


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De almeida Early History



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

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De almeida Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De 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 De 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:

De almeida Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Robin DeAlmeida, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name De almeida (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De almeida (post 1700)



  • Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida (b. 1957), Portuguese-American three-time Portuguese Golden Globe Award winning actor
  • Francisco de Almeida (1450-1510), Portuguese soldier
  • Brites de Almeida, legendary Portuguese heroine
  • António de Almeida Santos (b. 1926), Portuguese politician
  • Antonio de Almeida e Costa (b. 1932), Portuguese naval officer and politician
  • Antonio de Almeida (1928-1997), French conductor
  • António José de Almeida GCTE, GCA, GCC, GCSE (1866-1929), Portuguese politician, sixth President of Portugal from 1919 until 1923
  • Kaio Márcio de Almeida (b. 1984), Brazilian gold, silver and three-time bronze medalist swimmer
  • Almir Nelson de Almeida (1923-1977), Brazilian basketball player at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida (b. 1989), Timorese football player
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. 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).
    9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The De almeida Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De 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.

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

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