Portuguese (Brazilian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Portuguese names used more often in Brazil. See also about Portuguese names.
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).
Benício Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish form of Benedict, from the Late Latin name Benedictus, which meant "blessed". A notable bearer is Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro (born 1967).
Bitencourt Brazilian, Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare), English
BITENCOURT, derives from Bittencourt, Bettencourt and Bethencourt; They are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Bolsonaro Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese cognate of Bolzonaro; in the case of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (1955-), his Italian great-grandfather had the spelling changed from Bolzonaro upon emigrating to Brazil in the late 19th century.
Botelho Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Portuguese word botelho, which can denote a measure of grain, a grain sack, or seaweed, and was probably applied as an occupational name for a grain dealer or a gatherer of kelp or seaweed.
Caixeta Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
Camargodeabreu Portuguese (Brazilian, Portuguese-style, Archaic)
An old and wealthy family from the southern region of Brazil in Paraná and the Ribeira valley.
Carneiro Portuguese (Brazilian)
Originally from Portugal.
Corso Italian, English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either derived from the given name Bonaccorso or taken from Italian and Spanish corso, denoting someone who lived in Corsica.
Da Paz Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of Peace" in Portuguese.
De Costa Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of Da Costa used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
De Cunha Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of Cunha used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
De Deus Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of God" in Portuguese.
De Jesus Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Philippines), American (Hispanic)
Means "of Jesus" in Portuguese. This is also an unaccented variant of De Jesús.
De Macedo Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of the apple orchard" (see Macedo).
De Maria Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Means "of Mary" in Portuguese and Italian.
De Santana Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of St. Anne 1" in Portuguese.
Do Nascimento Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Nascimento. This surname was borne by several Brazilian soccer players, including Pelé (1940-2022), Ramires (1987-) and Thiago Alcântara (1991-).
Emboaba Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
Lamounier Portuguese (Brazilian)
Most common in Brazil.
Linzmeyer German, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "bailiff of Linz, Austria" in German, derived from Proto-Celtic *lentos (“bend”) and Middle High German meier meaning "bailiff, administrator", derived from Latin maior meaning "greater".... [more]
Messias Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from the given name Messias
Militão Portuguese (Brazilian)
Locational surname denoting someone who lives near a military base.
Nascimento Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "birth, nativity" in Portuguese, from Late Latin nascimentum, a derivative of Latin nasci "to be born". This was originally a religious byname. It was also an epithet of the Virgin Mary (Maria do Nascimento), and was used as a given name for children born on Christmas.
Trindade Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means 'of the trinity' in Portuguese.