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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medeiros research. Another 33 words (2 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.
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.