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Multiple Origins for the Surname Freitas


Portuguese


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

Freitas Early Origins



The surname 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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Freitas Spelling Variations


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Freitas Spelling Variations



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

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Freitas Early History


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Freitas Early History



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

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Freitas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freitas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early 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 or some of its variants were: Antonio Freite, who came to Puerto Rico in 1816; John H. Freitas, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1836; Manuel M. Freitas, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1872.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freitas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freitas (post 1700)



  • Jesse Lee Freitas (1951-2015), American football quarterback for the San Diego Chargers (1974-1975)
  • Marjorie R. Freitas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate), 1964
  • Henry Freitas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1932
  • Donald P. Freitas, American politician, Mayor of Antioch, California, 2000-08; Defeated, 2008
  • Diogo Pinto de Freitas do Amaral (b. 1941), Portuguese politician and law professor
  • José Vicente de Freitas (1869-1952), Portuguese military officer and politician
  • Duarte Freitas (b. 1966), Portuguese politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Chris de Freitas, Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and known as a skeptic of anthropogenic global warming
  • Jacintha Freitas, Brazilian actress listed in 1898 in an archive of artists in Brazil
  • David de Freitas (b. 1986), Brazilian footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    11. ...

    The Freitas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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