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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.

Use the list below to find your last name and learn about its meaning and origins.

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

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