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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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. 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.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    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 10 May 2015 at 14:06.

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