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  • Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes (1825 - 1893)
    Abraham Pereira Mendes (February 9, 1825, Kingston, Jamaica – April 18, 1893, New York) was an English rabbi and educator. He was the first master of the Beth Limud School of Kingston, but resigned i...
  • Alexander Mendes (1881 - 1968)
  • Alice Maude Mendes (c.1881 - 1968)
  • André Mendes (c.1576 - c.1646)
    Na Revista do IHGSP, Volume 46, pág. 401, Americo de Moura levanta a hipótese de que também sejam filhos de André Mendes e Isabel Afonso: Braz Mendes Maria Mendes Cristovão Mendes

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.