origin, deriving from a place name where the first bearer of the name lived or held land. In this instance, the surname is derived from the name of the ancestral seat of the Rebelo family, which the members adopted as their family name. Therefore, the surname Rebelo signifies "one from the house of Rebelo."
The surname Rebelo was first found in Santa Justa de Lisboa, where the family held their ancestral seat. The progenitor of the Rebelo house was Don Paio Delgado, a knight who took part in the conquest of Lisbon in 1147, during the reign of King Alfonso Henrique. Rui Rebelo Vasques, seems to have been the first who took the surname, being master of the house and Couto Rebelo.
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Prominent members of the family include Afonso Martin who was Lord of Lobao and Rebelo in the 13th century.
Jose de Avelar Rebelo (c.
1600-1657) was a Portuguese painter of the middle 17th century, appointed Royal Painter to the King Dom Joao IV of Portugal.
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