It is possible that, in order to be able to embark for Brazil fleeing the persecutions of the Inquisition, members of the Cohen family would have adopted the surname Coelho.
Evidence points that the Aguiar family would have arisen from the Guedes and D. Pedro Mendes de Aguiar would have been their patriarch.
Many descendants of Portuguese noble families were attracted by the promise of wealth in Brazilian lands during the colonial period.
The family gave rise to one of the most traditional families in the Northeast, especially in Cariri in Paraíba.
The Sephardic bond occurs with the marriage of Ambrósio de Almeida Coelho with Maria Augusta do Sacramento, descendant of the Azorean Antonio Fernandes.
Many believe that the Medeiros brothers fled to Brazil due to the persecution imposed by the Inquisition.
The Castro and Silva left their mark on political history and vast descent, spread throughout Brazil, especially in Ceará.
The first members of the Teixeira family arrived in Brazil at the end of the 18th century in different places.
The surname is inscribed in the history of the conquest of the territory that today makes up the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
One of the most traditional families present in southeastern Brazil, the Toledo Piza's history goes back centuries.
The small village of Penamacor, in Portugal, was where the surnames Henriques and Carvalho joined.
More than one million Brazilians currently sign with the surname Dias, however, not all of them necessarily have the same origin.
The family originated in the city of Bruges, currently the capital of the province of West Flanders, Belgium.
The first Bezerra known in the Portuguese court was D. Afonso de Melo Bezerra, the loyal squire of Queen Izabel.
It is one of the most traditional families in Brazil and many of its members are well known: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and his musician children, for example.
One of the most traditional families to settle in São Paulo, the Vaz de Barros have a considerable participation in Brazilian history.
A common surname in Brazil, as well as quite traditional in Ceará, present in practically all regions of the state.
The Spanish city of Segovia was the birthplace of the Sephardic patriarch Abrahan Senior, who gave birth to the large Ximenes family.
The Fernandes Family, from Rio Grande do Norte, was one of those that already managed to prove Sephardic descent.
The descendants of this family branch add up to thousands of people living in the region of Seridó, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba.
The history of the Bicudo family begins on the beautiful São Miguel Island, the largest in the Azores archipelago, Portugal.
The first inhabitants of the Serra da Estrela region, in the upper Minho, in Portugal, gave rise to this Sephardic family.
The Resende Costa family recorded its name in the history of Brazil, especially after the participation of some of its members in Inconfidência Mineira.
Studies show that descendants of one of the branches of the family spread across southeastern Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.