Mendoca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: Portuguese
Early Origins of the Mendoca family
The surname Mendoca was first found in Castile
, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Mendoca family
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Early Notables of the Mendoca family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mendoca family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Early migrants to the New World bearing this surname mostly settled in the Caribbean and in Central America. Among later settlers was Manuel Mendonca who came to Providence, Rhode Island in 1872..
The Mendoca Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ava maria gratis
Motto Translation: Hail Mary.
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