During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Lourenco was first used in Spain
and throughout the Iberian peninsula. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronymic name Lourenco is derived from the given name Lorenzo, which is itself derived from the Old German personal name
meaning laurel. In Portugal the name became Lourenco, in Scandinavia, the name took the variant Larsen, in Germany
it became Lorenz, and in France the name was formed as Laurent. The Lourenco form of the name is common to Italy, Spain
Early Origins of the Lourenco family
The surname Lourenco was first found in Asturias
, where the Visigothic
nobles took refuge from the Muslim invasion of Spain.
Early History of the Lourenco family
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Lourenco Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lorenzo, Lorenza, Lorenz, Lorencio, Lorente, Llorente and many more.
Early Notables of the Lourenco family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lourenco family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lourenco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio Lourenco, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Jose Garcia Lourenco, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1894
Lourenco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jose Lourenco, aged 15, who emigrated to America, in 1901
- Antonio Lourenco, aged 29, who settled in America from Villa Lociro, Portugal, in 1908
- Antonio Vieria Lourenco, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Jose Machado Lourenco, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
- Cesar Lourenco, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1918
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