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Rebelo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Portuguese surname Rebelo is of local 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."

Early Origins of the Rebelo family


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.

Early History of the Rebelo family


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Rebelo Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rebello, Rebelo and others.

Early Notables of the Rebelo family (pre 1700)


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) a Portuguese painter of the middle 17th...
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Migration of the Rebelo family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rebelo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francisco Rebelo, aged 24, who landed in America from Guarda, Portugal, in 1914
  • Henrique Goncalves Rebelo, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Joao Rebelo, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Estarreja, Portugal, in 1920
  • Joaquim da Silva Rebelo, aged 24, who landed in America from Estarreja, Portugal, in 1920
  • Manoel Rebelo, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Estarreja, Portugal, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rebelo (post 1700)


  • Marco Paulo Rebelo (b. 1976), former Angolan footballer of Caucasian descent
  • José Adriano Pequito Rebelo (1892-1983), Portuguese writer and politician
  • Francisco Moreira Silva Rebelo (b. 1947), former Portuguese footballer
  • Paulo Jorge Rebelo (b. 1969), former Portuguese football central defender
  • Maria Rebelo (b. 1956), retired Portuguese female long-distance runner
  • João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1665), court composer to John IV of Portugal
  • Aldo Rebelo (b. 1956), Brazilian politician

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