on March 10, 2021

Nogueira da Gama family

on March 10, 2021

Família Nogueira da Gama

The Walnut da Gama they are descendants of a large and prominent family that, in colonial times in Brazil, received honors and titles of nobility such as the Marquis de Baependi, the Baron of Santa Mônica and the Baron of Nogueira da Gama.

The origin of the surname in Minas Gerais takes place from the marriage of Nicolau Antônio Nogueira and Anna Josepha da Gama. He was the son of Tomé Rodrigues Nogueira do Ó, founder of Baependi (MG), and Maria Leme do Prado. Born in the state of São Paulo, Maria was a descendant of Antônio Bicudo Carneiro.

In Minas Gerais, the Nogueira da Gama produced numerous offspring. But this was not restricted to the state of origin of the family. Nogueira da Gama branches have already been identified in Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.

Migration to other states led to the junction of the Nogueira da Gama with other families. At the Rio Grande do Sul it is known of the union with the family Carneiro da Fontoura. already in the Rio de Janeiro joined the family Werneck and others from the Vale do Paraíba region of Rio de Janeiro. in the state of Bahia the meeting was with the family Calmon.

already in the Holy Spirit there are indications of the presence of two branches of the family. The first settled in the region of Linhares and the other in the happy and Itapemirim Waterfall. In both locations, the Nogueira da Gama had an important role in the settlement and development of the region.

The vast descent of the Nogueira da Gama even allowed for the meeting with descendants of other Sephardim. An example of this encounter occurs when the descendants of the Nogueiras da Gama establish union with the descendants of Manuel Paredes da Costa, new Christian from Lisbon, resident of Salvador and prosecuted by the inquisition for blasphemy.

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