Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish
Early Origins of the Mendonca family
Castile, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Mendonca family
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Mendonca Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mendoca, Mendonca, Mendocino and others.
Early Notables of the Mendonca family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mendonca family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mendonca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Mendonca (post 1700)
The Mendonca 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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