Portuguese Last Names

Last Names Portugal

You probably knew that there are many people in Brazil with Portuguese last names, but did you know that there are a number in India who can trace their last names back to Portugal, as well?

Before it was a British colony, large parts of India were claimed by Portugal. From 1498 until 1975, Portugal had a presence there. Portuguese men married Indian women, Portuguese orphan girls were sent to India to marry high-ranking Indian officials, and some Indians changed their names when they converted to Catholicism.

Popular Portuguese Last Names on FamilyEducation: da Silva, Silva, Abreu

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Portuguese Last Names