Mascarenas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mascarenas name is a habitational name taken on from any of several towns called Mascarenhas in Portugal. This name branched to Spain, and interestingly, is also found in India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

Early Origins of the Mascarenas family

The surname Mascarenas was first found in the district of Mirandela in the northwest of Portugal. The progenitor of the Mascarenas family is said to have been Estevao Rodrigues, who was Lord of Mascarenhas, who served King Sancho I of Portugal (1185-1211).

Early History of the Mascarenas family

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Mascarenas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mascarenaz, Mascarenhas, Mascarenas and others.

Early Notables of the Mascarenas family (pre 1700)

Prominent members of the family include D. Pedro Mascarenhas (1470-1555), a Portuguese explorer and colonial administrator, the first European to discover the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in 1512, Captain-Major of the Portuguese Malacca from 1525...
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Mascarenas Ranking

In the United States, the name Mascarenas is the 7,474th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Mascarenas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mascarenas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bartolome Mascarenas, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1812
  • Bartolome Mascarenas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1812 [2]
Mascarenas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Chalia de Mascarenas, aged 24, who landed in America from Veracruz, Mexico, in 1909
  • Manuel Mascarenas, aged 61, who settled in America from Sonora, Mexoco, in 1910
  • Gonzalo Mascarenas, aged 34, who landed in America from Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1911
  • Gonzalo Mascarenas, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from France, Bordeaux, in 1919
  • Alberto Mascarenas, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mascarenas (post 1700) +

  • René Mascareñas Miranda, Mexican municipal presidents of Juárez in 1959
  • Manuel Mascareñas, Mexican Governor of Chihuahua in 1927
  • Alberto Mascareñas Navarro, Mexican Directors General of the Bank of Mexico (1925-1932)
  • Gastón Mascareñas, Mexican founder of XEHF-AM, a radio station on 1370 AM in Nogales, Sonora in 1941
  • Pablo Mascarenas (b. 1989), Mexican footballer


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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