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The name Medeiros is derived from the Portuguese word, "medeiro," meaning "a place where shocks of maize are gathered." There are several places in Portugal that bear that name, and, in turn, people assumed that name in a number of places in the country.

Medeiros Early Origins



The surname Medeiros was first found in one of the places named Medeiros in Portugal.

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Medeiros Spelling Variations


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Medeiros Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Medeiros, Madeiros, Medas. and others.

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Medeiros Early History


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Medeiros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medeiros research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 124 and 1245 are included under the topic Early Medeiros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medeiros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Medeiros Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Martim Sanches das Medas, who lived in the mid-13th century. He is known to have fought under King Afonso III at the Battle of Porto in 1245...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Medeiros 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 were:

Medeiros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julio F. Medeiros, who was naturalized in Ashtabula Co. Ohio sometime between 1875 and 1906
  • Marianno Medeiros, who came to New York, NY in 1893
  • D. Elvira Amaral Medeiros, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1895

Medeiros Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Medeiros, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from St. Michael's, Portugal, in 1900
  • Antonio Medeiros, aged 0, who settled in America from St Michaels, in 1902
  • Adelina Medeiros, aged 10, who emigrated to America from St Michaels, Azores, in 1902
  • Antonio Bernardo Medeiros, aged 29, who landed in America from St. Michaels, in 1906
  • Arsilia Medeiros, aged 10, who landed in America from Povacao, St. Michael's, Azores, Portugal, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Medeiros (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Medeiros (post 1700)



  • Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1915-1983), Portuguese-born, American Cardinal, Archbishop of Boston from 1970 until his death in 1983
  • William R. Medeiros, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948
  • Monica Medeiros, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • Glenn Medeiros (b. 1970), Hawaiian singer and songwriter
  • Maria de Medeiros (b. 1965), Portuguese actress and director
  • Iuri José Picanço Medeiros (b. 1994), Portuguese footballer
  • Lionel Jesus Gonçalves Medeiros (b. 1977), Portuguese retired footballer
  • Leonardo Wilson de Medeiros (b. 1964), Brazilian actor
  • Leandro Ferreira Medeiros (b. 1981), Brazilian defensive midfielder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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. 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.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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    The Medeiros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medeiros 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 28 November 2016 at 10:57.

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