The noble Portuguese surname Dutra is of toponymic origin, as it is derived from a particular place name near which the original bearer lived or held land. It is thought that the surname Dutra is a variant of the surname Utra, which is derived from the Belgium city of Utrecht. Thus, the surname is originally of Belgian descent, although there are orthographic variants specific to Portugal.
Early Origins of the Dutra family
The surname Dutra was first found in the kingdom of Portugal, starting in the 15th century.
Early History of the Dutra family
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Dutra Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Huerta, Huerter, Hutra, Utra, Huertere, Hortere and many more.
Early Notables of the Dutra family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dutra family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Manuel Silveira Dutra who settled in California in 1865; Joaquin Dutra who arrived in California in 1882; and Thomas Pereira Dutra who followed soon after in 1892..