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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mendonca


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Mendonca Early Origins



The surname Mendonca was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

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Mendonca Spelling Variations


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Mendonca Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mendoca, Mendonca, Mendocino and others.

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Mendonca Early History


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Mendonca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mendonca research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mendonca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mendonca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mendonca Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mendonca 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:

Mendonca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Mendonca who came to Providence, Rhode Island in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendonca (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendonca (post 1700)



  • Thomas Wilkey Mendonca (b. 1988), American baseball third baseman
  • Ivor Leon Mendonca (1934-2014), West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests in 1962
  • Maria Alice de Mendonça, pianist from Brazil
  • José Williams da Silva Mendonça (b. 1983), Brazilian footballer
  • Eduardo Mendonça (1960-2010), Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, singer, composer
  • Ana de Mendonça (1460-1542), maid of the Queen regnant of Castile
  • Jason Mendonca (b. 1971), British multi-instrumentalist and composer
  • Leon Ivor Mendonca (b. 1934), former West Indian cricketer
  • Carla Mendonça, English actress
  • Jorge Pinto Mendonça (1954-2006), famous Brazilian footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Mendonca Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Mendonca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mendonca 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 January 2017 at 09:15.

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