Portuguese (Brazilian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Portuguese names used more often in Brazil. See also about Portuguese names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACAMPORA     Italian, Medieval Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Acampora is a variant of Acanfora, from the medieval personal name Canfora, from canfora ‘camphor’ (from Arabic kāfūr).
CAIXETA     Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
CUNHA     Portuguese (Brazilian)
This name can mean either mean that your upper class or a coin maker. Cunha directly translates to "coin" or "wedge"
EMBOABA     Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
FLORENTINO     Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the given name Florentino.
PIRES     Portuguese (Latinized, Modern), Portuguese (Brazilian, Latinized, Modern)
Etymologicaly, the name PIRES comes from the Latin, and means "The one who belongs to Peter's family".... [more]
SOUSA     Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Habitational name from any of the various places so named in Portugal. Derived from Latin saxa "rocks". The name is also common among people with Portuguese and Brazilian roots in India and Africa.
TEODORO     Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Spanish
Comes from the given name Teodoro. It derives from Theodoros, a compound containing the elements theos, meaning "god", plus doron, a "gift, hence"; "God's gift".
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