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OTHER FORMS: Limia, de Limia
CONTRIBUTOR: CW de Lima on 4/30/2015
Meaning & History
"de Lima" is the surname given to the people who lived near the Limia River (Lima in portuguese) on the Province of Ourense, an autonomous community of Galicia, located at the northwest of Spain. The root of the name is Don Juan Fernandez de Lima, maternal grandson to the King Alfonso VI de León (1040-1109).