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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Furtado family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Furtado is a nickname type of surname for a person who was kidnapped, imprisoned or known as the escaped one. This name is derived from the Spanish word hurtar, and the Late Latin word furtare, which mean to rob, conceal, or steal.

Furtado Early Origins



The surname Furtado was first found in Castile, prominent among the northern Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.

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Furtado Spelling Variations


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Furtado Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hurtado, Furtado and others.

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Furtado Early History


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Furtado Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furtado research. Another 360 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1109 is included under the topic Early Furtado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furtado Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furtado Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were thirteenth century noblewoman Leonor Hurtado; sixteenth century Spanish poet and humanist Diego Hurtado de Mendoza; sixteenth century Spanish poet, playwright and bookseller Luis Hurtado; seventeenth century...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furtado 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:

Furtado Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rachael Oroibo Furtado, who landed in Jamaica in 1743
  • Judith Orobio Furtado, who arrived in Jamaica in 1745
  • Ester Henriques Furtado, who arrived in Jamaica in 1747
  • Isaac Henriques Furtado, who landed in Jamaica in 1750
  • Isaac Henrique.z Furtado, who arrived in Jamaica in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Furtado (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Furtado (post 1700)



  • Dolores Furtado, former American Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives
  • Juliana Furtado (b. 1967), American mountain biker
  • Tony Furtado (b. 1967), American banjo player and slide guitar, and singer/songwriter
  • Arlindo Gomes Furtado (b. 1949), the Italian Roman Catholic bishop of the Dicoese of Mindelo
  • Teresa Elizabeth Furtado (1845-1877), well-known British actress
  • Joaquim Furtado, Portuguese journalist, reporter, television anchor and documentary film director
  • Catarina Furtado (b. 1972), Portuguese television presenter, actress and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
  • Celso Monteiro Furtado (1920-2004), important Brazilian economist
  • Andy Furtado (b. 1980), Costa Rican footballer
  • José Emílio Robalo Furtado (b. 1983), Portuguese footballer
  • ... (Another 1 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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Furtado Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furtado 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 May 2016 at 09:15.

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