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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ACAMPORA Italian, Medieval Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Acampora is a variant of Acanfora, from the medieval personal name Canfora, from canfora ‘camphor’ (from Arabic kāfūr).
BITENCOURT 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]
CAIXETA Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
DE COSTA Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of DA COSTA used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
DE MELLO Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of MELLO used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
EMBOABA Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of EMBOAVA. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
LAMOUNIER Portuguese (Brazilian)
Most common in Brazil.
MESSIAS Portuguese (Brazilian)
Derived from the given name MESSIAS
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.
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