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.

Important Dates for the De freitas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De freitas research. Another 92 words (7 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.

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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De freitas migration to the United States

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]
  • Contagio de Freitas, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Smaragd" from Port Antonio, Jamaica [2]
  • 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]

Contemporary Notables of the name De freitas (post 1700)

  • Scott DeFreitas (b. 1969), American actor, best known for his role as Andrew "Andy" Dixon on the American television soap opera, As the World Turns (1985 to 1995; 1997 to 2000)
  • Fabiano Ribeiro de Freitas (b. 1988), Brazilian football player
  • Fabian de Freitas (b. 1972), Surinamese football player
  • Elvis Defreitas (b. 1981), Barbadian footballer
  • Edevaldo de Freitas (b. 1958), Brazilian football player
  • Danilo Alves de Freitas (b. 1989), Brazilian football player
  • Cyro de Freitas Valle (1896-1969), Brazilian diplomat
  • Claudio Luiz Assuncao de Freitas (b. 1972), Brazilian football player
  • Bront DeFreitas (b. 1978), British Virgin Islands cricketer
  • Augusto Teixeira de Freitas (1816-1883), Brazilian jurist
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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