Henrique History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Henrique originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.

Early Origins of the Henrique family

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

Early History of the Henrique family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henrique research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1244, 1312, 1469, 1430, 1352, 1454 and 1474 are included under the topic Early Henrique History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henrique Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Enríquez, Enriquez, Enrique, Enriques, Enríquiz, Enriquiz, Enrique, Henríquez, Henriquez, Henríquiz and many more.

Early Notables of the Henrique family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Enrique Enríquez de Sevilla, whose name appears in the Libro Becerro of 1352; Diego Enríquez del Castillo, chronicler of King Henry IV of Castile (1454-1474); Pedro Enríquez, who fought bravely for Ferdinand and Isabella at Malaga and Granada; sixteenth century military officer and writer Alonso Enríquez de Guzmán; Pedro Enríquez de...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henrique Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Henrique family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martín Enríquez de Almansa, Viceroy of New Spain and of Peru in the mid-sixteenth century. Other settlers include Alonso Enríquez, who arrived in America in 1517.


Contemporary Notables of the name Henrique (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Henrique Bernhardt (b. 1982), known as Arthuro, is a Brazilian professional footballer
  • Sérgio Henrique Ferreira (1934-2016), Brazilian physician and pharmacologist who led the way of the discovery of ACE inhibitors, the widely used anti-hypertension drug
  • Revert Henrique Klumb (d. 1886), German-Brazilian photographer
  • Antonio Henrique Amaral, present-day Brazilian painter and printmaker
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso (b. 1931), President of the Federative Republic of Brazil for two terms from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2002
  • Henrique Medina Carreira (1930-2017), Portuguese jurist and politician, Minister of Finance (1976-1978)
  • Henrique Dinis Oliveira Dias (b. 1990), known as Dinis, a Portuguese footballer
  • Henrique "Kiko" Pellicano (b. 1974), Brazilian bronze medalist sailor in the Tornado Class at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • General Henrique "Iko" Teles Carreira (1933-2000), the first Defense Minister of Angola from 1975 to 1980
  • Henrique Medina de Barros (1901-1988), Portuguese painter


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