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."
Early Origins of the Sequeira family
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.
Early History of the Sequeira family
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Sequeira Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sequeira, Sequeiro, Sequeiras,Siqueiros, Siqueiro and many more.
Early Notables of the Sequeira family (pre 1700)
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