Lopes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Portugal, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that described a person's temperament or appearance were frequently used. Such nicknames sometimes became hereditary and were passed down as surnames onto further generations. The name Lopes is thought to be derived from the Latin word "lupus," meaning "wolf."

Lopes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lopez, Lopes, Lope, Llop, Lupus, Llopis and others.


United States Lopes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lopes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Lopes, who arrived in America in 1679 [1]
Lopes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathew Lopes, aged 37, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1826 [1]
  • F Lopes, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Gabriel Lopes, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • I L DeFonso Lopes, aged 34, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Hario Lopes, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lopes (post 1700) +

  • Lisa Nicole Lopes (1971-2002), American rapper, singer and dancer
  • Jose Ramos Lopes (b. 1915), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1959-67 (New York County 14th District 1959-65, 75th District 1966, 70th District 1967) [2]
  • Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes (1894-1964), Portuguese statesman
  • Fernando Lopes (1964-2020), Angolan swimmer who competed in the men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Patrick Fabionn Lopes (1980-2016), simply known as Patrick, a Brazilian footballer who played from 1998 to 2014
  • Alvaro Simoes Lopes, Brazilian agriculturalist
  • Nei Braz Lopes (b. 1942), Brazilian singer, composer, lawyer, writer and historian
  • Manuel António de Sousa Lopes (1907-2005), Cape Verdean novelist, poet and essayist
  • Pedro Miguel de Santana Lopes (b. 1956), Portuguese lawyer and politician, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 2004 to 2005
  • Thomé Lopes, Portuguese scrivener
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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