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

De freitas Early Origins



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.

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De freitas Spelling Variations


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De freitas Spelling Variations



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

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De freitas Early History


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De freitas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De freitas research. Another 346 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1779, 1811, and 1815 are included under the topic Early De freitas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De freitas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De freitas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De freitas 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 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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name De freitas (post 1700)


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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


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  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.).

Other References

  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  3. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
  4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
  5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  9. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The De freitas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De freitas 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 19 March 2017 at 22:40.

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