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Mendes Genealogy and Mendes Family History Information

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  • Anna Reyna Mendes Nassi (c.1528 - d.)
    Daughter of Donna Gracia Nassi, wife of Don Yossef Nassi
  • Antônio José Mendes Forte
    Antonio José Mendes Forte é um pianista de formação erudita, compositor e intérprete, cuja característica de trabalho é a música instrumental bra...
  • Arias Mendes de Coimbra, conde de Emínio (874 - c.924)
    Tras la toma de Coimbra Hermenegildo destacò a su hijo Arias como su conde en ella, mientras que a otro de sus hijos lo designó conde de Celanova. De este modo su sede principal en Tude (...
  • Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches (1885 - 1954)
    Sousa Mendes saved more lives than Schindler so why isn't he a household name too? Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches , GCC, OL (July 19, 1885–April 3, 1954) was a Portuguese di...

About the Mendes surname

Mendes (in the Portuguese form) or Méndez (in the Spanish form) is a common surname, originally a patronymic (a component of a personal name based on the name of one's father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor), meaning Son of Mendo or Son of Mem.

Some of the foremost Kshatriya families or (Roman Catholic Chaddos) who migrated after the battles with the Portuguese were Mendes, Saldanha, and De Souza mostly from Thivim and Aldona Bardez Goa.

They fled to Chandgad through the northern route of Pernam (Amboli ghats) Some fled to Belgaum, Bombay, Pune, and Karachi. Some of them joined the British and went to East Africa.