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GOAN SURNAMES OF PORTGUESE ORIGIN



Abreu - elf\'s counsel
Afonso - noble is ready
Aguiar - haunt of eagles
Alberto - noble is famous
Albuquerque - white oak tree
Alcantara - arch
Aldeia - village
Alemao - German
Almeida - plateau
Alvares - all true
alves - all true
Amaral - black grapes
Ambrose nectar
Amor - ove
Andrade - man
Aranaha - spider
Aurora - dawn
Baptista - wash
Azevedo - Someone who lives near holly bushes
Barboz - one who lives in bushes
Barcelos - a city in Portugal
Barco - Boat
Barnes - One who works at a barn
Barreto - mud
Barros - someone who lives on a patch of clay soil
Benedicto - Blessed
Benjamin - southerner
Bennis - blessed
Bento - holy
Bacardo - A logical way of arguing
Botelho - A gatherer of seaweeds
Branco - white
Bruno - brown
Caeiro - lime maker
Caiado - whitended
Calado - quiet
Caldeira - cauldron
Calisto - unlucky
Camara - room
Campos - open land
Cardinho - small thistle
Cardoso - one who lives on a land of thistles
Caridade - charity
carlos - man
Carmo - orchard
Carneiro - sheep
Carrasco - hangman
Carvalho - oak tree
Castanha - chestnut
Castelino - castle
Catao - austere man
Cavaco - peeler
Cereja - cherry
Chico - small
Clement - merciful
Coelho - rabbit
Colaco - foster brother
Coma - head with hair
Conceicao - conception
Concesso - permitted
Corda - rope
Cordeiro - lamb
Cordo - wise
Correia - leather strap
Corte - cut
Cortez - polite
Costa - remark
Coutinho small shelter
Couto - shelter
Crasta - courtyard
Crasto - palace
Criado - foster child
Cruz - Cross
Cunha - wedge
Dantas - someone who lives near pillers
Delgado - a thin person
Dias - days
Diniz - follower
Dourado - golden
Dourte - forture guard
Egipsy - Egyptian
Esperance - hope
Eseves - crown
Facho - torch
Falcao - hawk
Felizardo - lucky
Ferndinando - brave expedition
Fernandes -brave expedition
Ferrao - sting
Ferraz - fruitful
Ferreira - sea-bream
Fialho - fine thread
Figueira - fig tree
Figueiredo - orchard of fig trees
Fonseca - stream
Fores - strong
Fragoso - craggy
Francisco - Frenchman
Franco - free
Freitas - rocky ground
Frias - cold
Furtado - stolen
Gama - doe
Gomes - man
Gonsalves - safe bottle
Gouveia - city of Portugal
Gracias - charming
Granjo long-legged
Guarda - guard
Guia - guide
Guiao - banner
Henriques - home power
Heredia - ancestral estates
Jacques - He will trip by the heel
Joanes - Yahweh is gracious
Joao - Yahweh is gracious
Jorge - farmer
Lacerda - thick haired person
Lazarus - may God help him
Leitao - a sucking ping
Leite - milk
Lemos - elm
Lewis - fame war
Lima - a file
Lobato - small wolf
Lobo - wolf
Lopes - wolf
Lourenco - a town in Italy
Louzado - made o flat stones
Loyola - a city of Spain
Luis - French gold coin
Machado - axe
Madeira - timber
Marcal - war god
Marques - someone who lives near a boundary
Martha/Madtha - weasel
Martins - Roman god of war
Mascarenhas - Umbrella
Matias - gift of God
Melo - black bird
Mendes - entire tribute
Mendocna - a cold mountain
Menezes - battlement
Mergulhao - a wine branch turned bow shape
Mesquita - mosque
Messias - annointed
Milagres - miracle
Miranda - lovely
Monserrate - a city of Spain
Monte - hill
Moneiro - hunter
Morais/Moras - One who lives near mulberry rush
Moreira - mulberry tree
Murzello - black colour
Nazareth/Nazare - to guard
Neto - grandson
Nogueira - someone who lives near walnut tree
Norris - northerner
Norton - enclosure
Novais - land recently cleared
Olivera - Olive tree
Ozorio - mountain
Pacheco - fat man
Pais sea
Paiva - someone living by the river Paiva in Portugal
Paixao - Passion
Palha - straw
Palmeira - palm tree
Parado - stopped
Parras - someone who lives by an enclosure
Patrao - Patron
Paula - small
Pegado - glued
Peixoto - a kind of fish
Penha - rock
Pereira - grower or seller of pears
Peres/Pires - rock
Picardo - someone from Picardy in north France
Piedade - piety
Pimenta - pepper
Pinheiro - pine tree
Pinho - pine wood
Pinto - small chicken
Po - dust
Pontes - someone who lived near a bridge
Prazeres - joy
Proenca - province
Queiroz - a place in west Spain
Raposo - male fox
Rato - rat
Ratos - rats
Rebelo - a projecting strip of land
Rego - furro
Reis - small coin in Portugal
Remedios - remedy
Ribeiro - someone who lives near a river
Ricardo - strong power
Rivera - river
Rocha - rock
Rodrigues - renown power
Rosa - rose
Rosario - rosary
Sa - someone employed at a manor house
Sacrafamilia - holy family
Salem - salutation
Sales - salty
Sanches - saint
Santis - holy
Santa Maria - Holy Mary
Santomaior - great saint
Santos - saint
Sardinha - sardine
Seixas - someone who lives by a patch of dry land
Serra - someone who lives on hills
Silva - someone who lives in wood
Silvano - wood
Silveira - someone who lives in a wood
Simoes - yahweh has heard
Soares - a person with a reddish hair
Sobrinho - nephew
Sousa/souza - salt marsh
Tauro - bull
Teixeira - someone who lives near yew tree
Teles - saddle cloth
Torrado - toasted
Torres - tower
Trindade - trinity
Tuscano - someone from Tuscany in Italy
Vales - valley
Varela - stick
Veiga - meadow
Velho - advanced in years
Veloso - hairy
Vieira - scallop
Xavier - a new house



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