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Subject: Re: Siqueira
Author: Lebeke   (guest)
Date: September 22, 2007 at 8:07:30 AM
Reply to: Re: Siqueira by Jim Young
Apparently, it is also an important Jewish name? http://www.saudades.org/namesfrombrazil.html (just search down)

Could it be that the surname refers to the people (Jews or Arabs, who were really common in Portugal, hailing from Syria/Palestine=dry places) or to a specific place in Portugal? This is also really confusing, because it makes no sense, especially considering my father is a very, very dark mistico/mulatto, most probably a descendant of slaves from Brazil! How could this be? Many slaves did come from Mali, which is also dry, so it could also be an adaptation of the surname, but I don't think the Brazilian descendants knew the meaning of Siqueira or their direct origins.

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  • Siqueira - Lebeke  Sep 9 2007, 1:08:52 PM