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De freitas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the De freitas family


The surname De 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.

Early History of the De freitas family


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De freitas Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the De freitas family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the De freitas family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De freitas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carmelita Victor de Freitas, aged 27, originally from Funchal, Madeira, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Ponta Delgada, St. Michaels, Azores [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q9-63K : 6 December 2014), Carmelita Victor de Freitas, 10 Dec 1919; citing departure port Ponta Delgada, St. Michaels, Azores, arrival port New York, ship name Britannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Contagio de Freitas, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Smaragd" from Port Antonio, Jamaica [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QZ-4PJ : 6 December 2014), Contagio de Freitas, 21 Jan 1919; citing departure port Port Antonio, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Smaragd, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Amelia H. de Freitas, aged 46, originally from Georgetown, British Guiana, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Parima" from Georgetown, British Guiana [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-KJW : 6 December 2014), Amelia H. de Freitas, 11 Mar 1919; citing departure port Georgetown, British Guiana, arrival port New York, ship name Parima, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name De freitas (post 1700)


  • Scott DeFreitas (b. 1969), American actor
  • Elvis DeFreitas (b. 1981), international football player from Barbados
  • Phillip Anthony Jason "Daffy" DeFreitas (b. 1966), retired English cricketer
  • J Batalha de Freitas (b. 1867), Portuguese diplomat, listed in "The China Who's Who" for 1925

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q9-63K : 6 December 2014), Carmelita Victor de Freitas, 10 Dec 1919; citing departure port Ponta Delgada, St. Michaels, Azores, arrival port New York, ship name Britannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QZ-4PJ : 6 December 2014), Contagio de Freitas, 21 Jan 1919; citing departure port Port Antonio, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Smaragd, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-KJW : 6 December 2014), Amelia H. de Freitas, 11 Mar 1919; citing departure port Georgetown, British Guiana, arrival port New York, ship name Parima, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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