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The distinguished surname Mendes comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Mendes Early Origins



The surname Mendes was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.

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Mendes Spelling Variations


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Mendes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ménendez, Menendez, Méndez, Mendez, Meléndez, Melendez, Ménez, Menez and many more.

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Mendes Early History


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Mendes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mendes research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1659, 1622 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Mendes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mendes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mendes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family 14th century nobleman Ruy Méndez de Sevilla; 16th century Spanish soldier and writer Luis Méndez Quijada; Afonso Mendes (1579-1659), a Jesuit theologian, and Patriarch of Ethiopia from 1622 to 1634; 17th century Spanish politician Luis Méndez de...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mendes 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:

Mendes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rapl Mendes, who arrived in Jamaica in 1740-1741
  • Solomon Mendes, who landed in Jamaica in 1740-1741
  • Jacob Pereira Mendes, who landed in Jamaica in 1742-1743
  • Esther Pereira Mendes, who landed in Jamaica in 1742-1743
  • Abigail Mendes, who landed in Jamaica in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mendes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Mendes, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Alonso Mendes, who arrived in Mexico in 1836
  • Mariano Mendes, aged 31, landed in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Lorendo Mendes, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendes (post 1700)



  • Eva Mendes (b. 1974), American actress and model
  • Fernando Mamede Mendes (1937-2016), Portuguese football midfielder and manager
  • Gilberto Mendes (1922-2016), Brazilian composer
  • Murilo Mendes (1901-1975), Brazilian poet
  • Arnaldo Tamayo Mendes (b. 1942), first Cuban citizen, first Hispanic, and first Black person in space
  • Catulle Mendès (1841-1909), French writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Mendes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mendes 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 1 April 2016 at 14:41.

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