Magalhaes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Magalhaes family

The surname Magalhaes was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Important Dates for the Magalhaes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magalhaes research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1352 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Magalhaes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Magalhaes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Magalhaes, Magalotti, Magalocci, Magalli, Magali, Magalhayes, Magalhes, Magalhas and many more.

Early Notables of the Magalhaes family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Magalhaes family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Magallanes, who settled in Cuba in 1518.

Contemporary Notables of the name Magalhaes (post 1700)

  • Carlos Manuel de Oliveira Magalhaes (b. 1974), Portuguese international footballer
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