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The ancient and noble Portuguese surname Sequeira is of habitation origin, deriving from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Sequeira comes directly from "Sequeira", which is derived from the same word and signifies "sterile land" or "dry land." Hence, the original bearer of the surname Sequeira was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Sequeira."

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The surname Sequeira was first found in the western region of Portugal. The original bearer of the surname Sequeira was Goncalo Anes Redondo who married Urraca Fernandes de Andrade, the lady of the estate of Sequeira.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sequeira, Sequeiro, Sequeiras,Siqueiros, Siqueiro and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sequeira research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1643 and 1753 are included under the topic Early Sequeira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sequeira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sequeira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elise Sequeira, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Jose Sequeira, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Mijarella, Portugal, in 1910
  • Jose Augusto Sequeira, aged 21, who settled in America from Villa Ruivan, Portugal, in 1914
  • Antonio d'Almeida Sequeira, aged 39, who landed in America from Mareco, Portugal, in 1914
  • Antonio Jose Sequeira, aged 27, who settled in America from Portugal, in 1915
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  • Domingos António de Sequeira (1768-1837), Portuguese painter
  • Douglas Sequeira Solano (b. 1977), Costa Rican football defender
  • Germán Sequeira (1884-1951), Nicaraguan politician
  • Alejandro Sequeira (b. 1975), Costa Rican international footballer
  • Juanito Sequeira (b. 1982), Dutch professional footballer
  • Marlon Sequeira (b. 1989), Canadian professional soccer player
  • Benvindo Sequeira (b. 1947), Brazilian actor, comedian, author, theater, film and television director
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    Other References

    1. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    7. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Sequeira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sequeira 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.

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