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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Portuguese and Galician : religious byname, from the Marian title Maria das Neves ‘Mary of the Snows’ (see Nieves).
  • Portuguese and Galician : habitational name from any of the places named Neves in the provinces of Pontevedra, Lugo, and A Coruña (Galicia), and Asturies.

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