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Multiple Origins for the Surname MacHado


Portuguese


The MacHado surname comes from the Portuguese word "machado," which means "axe." Family legend has it that in Medieval Portugal in 1147, after the Moors had taken the castle at Santarem, the Portuguese attacked the castle. Mendo Moniz and his two sons Pedro and Nono Mendes beat down the door with their hatchets and were the first to enter the besieged castle. In honor of the valiant deed, one of Pedro's sons, Martim Pires, was called "Machado" as a nickname, which was then taken on as the family surname. Martim lived during the reign of Alfonso II (1152-96), and was married to Maria Moniz.

MacHado Early Origins



The surname MacHado was first found in Portugal.

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MacHado Spelling Variations


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MacHado Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Machado, Machados and others.

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MacHado Early History


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MacHado Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacHado research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacHado Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacHado Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacHado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Machado, who landed in America in 1816
  • Martin Machado, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836
  • Melchor Machado, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838
  • Joaquin Machado, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1840
  • Cayetano Machado, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHado (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHado (post 1700)



  • Mario Jose de Souza Machado (1935-2013), American eight-time Emmy Award-winning television and radio broadcaster
  • Michael J. Machado, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Lucrecia Machado, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992
  • Octávio Machado, Portuguese football player and coach
  • Luis Alberto Machado (1932-2016), Venezuelan lawyer, author, Secretary of the Presidency (1969-1974), Minister of Intellectual Development of Venezuela (1979-1984)
  • Gerardo Machado (1871-1939), President of Cuba (1925-33)
  • Robert Alexis Machado (b. 1973), Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
  • Antonio Machado (1875-1939), Spanish writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    7. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacHado Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacHado 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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