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The Mascarenhas 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.

Mascarenhas Early Origins



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

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Mascarenhas Spelling Variations


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Mascarenhas Spelling Variations



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

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Mascarenhas Early History


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Mascarenhas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mascarenhas research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1433, 1554, 1470, 1555, 1512, 1525, 1526, 1581, 1584, 1596 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Mascarenhas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mascarenhas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mascarenhas Early Notables (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...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mascarenhas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bartolome Mascarenas, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1812.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mascarenhas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mascarenhas (post 1700)



  • Rodrigo Mascarenhas (b. 1980), Dutch-born, Cape Verdean bronze medalist basketball player a the 2007 African Championships
  • Adrian Dimitri Mascarenhas (b. 1977), English cricketer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. 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. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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    The Mascarenhas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mascarenhas 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 September 2014 at 08:44.

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