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It is believed that, for a long period, since the 13th century, the surname was linked to tradition and nobility.
The trajectory of the Portuguese Branca Dias inspired books, plays, films, comic books and documentaries.
The history of Paula Leite de Barros' family in Brazil begins with Pedro Vaz de Barros, a New Christian from Lisbon who migrated to Brazil at the end of the 16th century.
Luciano Dias Cardoso Vargas, known as Abraão do Jaguaribe, has his Sephardic connection through the New Christian Dinis Bravo.
The Nogueira da Gama are descendants of a large and prominent family that, in colonial times in Brazil, received honors and titles of nobility.
In addition to being a farmer and a businesswoman, Dona Joaquina de Pompéu is the matriarch of thousands of Sephardic descendants who are entitled to Portuguese citizenship.
More and more people have turned to genealogical research to document ties to Jewish ancestors in order to secure approval of the process.
These descendants saw in the region's development an opportunity to settle down and develop their economic activities.
The Antunes Maciel family, quite numerous in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, has its origins on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
The first members of the Teixeira family arrived in Brazil at the end of the 18th century in different places.
The Castro and Silva left their mark on political history and vast descent, spread throughout Brazil, especially in Ceará.
Many believe that the Medeiros brothers fled to Brazil due to the persecution imposed by the Inquisition.
The history of the Bicudo family begins on the beautiful São Miguel Island, the largest in the Azores archipelago, Portugal.
The Sephardic bond occurs with the marriage of Ambrósio de Almeida Coelho with Maria Augusta do Sacramento, descendant of the Azorean Antonio Fernandes.
The family gave rise to one of the most traditional families in the Northeast, especially in Cariri in Paraíba.
The descendants of this family branch add up to thousands of people living in the region of Seridó, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba.
Many descendants of Portuguese noble families were attracted by the promise of wealth in Brazilian lands during the colonial period.
Since 2015 the Portuguese government started to grant Portuguese nationality to the descendants of Sephardic Jews.
Evidence points that the Aguiar family would have arisen from the Guedes and D. Pedro Mendes de Aguiar would have been their patriarch.
The surname is inscribed in the history of the conquest of the territory that today makes up the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The Resende Costa family recorded its name in the history of Brazil, especially after the participation of some of its members in Inconfidência Mineira.
One of the most traditional families present in southeastern Brazil, the Toledo Piza's history goes back centuries.
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Studies show that descendants of one of the branches of the family spread across southeastern Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
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.
One of the most traditional families to settle in São Paulo, the Vaz de Barros have a considerable participation in Brazilian history.
The family originated in the city of Bruges, currently the capital of the province of West Flanders, Belgium.
More than one million Brazilians currently sign with the surname Dias, however, not all of them necessarily have the same origin.
The small village of Penamacor, in Portugal, was where the surnames Henriques and Carvalho joined.
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.
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.