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About the Pinto surname by JOÃO SOUSA on 04/02/2008

A nickname with 900 years of existence identifies one of the oldest families in Portugal. It certainly derives from a medieval nickname, which according to some authors was given to a knight for leaving a battle so bloodied that he was told -“how do you come chick”. The coat of arms bears five blood-colored crescents, a clear allusion to the banners taken from the Saracens in combat. The genealogies of this family say that the first to use this surname in Portugal was Paio Soares Pinto, a knight who lived in the time of Count D.Henrique, in Quinta do Paço located in the land of Santa Maria da Feira. He died before 1126, when his widow Maior Mendes sold in his name and that of his daughters the said Quinta to the monastery of Grijó. His heir daughter Maior Pais Pinto, married D. Egas Mendes de Gundar, (who was also married to Maria Viegas) together they appear in 1134 to rectify the sale to the Prior of Grijó, as stated in the deeds that are preserved in the registry office of the monastery of Grijó. This knight was in the field battle of Ourique (25/7/1139), where he was a companion of King D.Afonso Henriques. He was one of the sons of D.Mendo de Gundar, a knight, a rich man from Asturias, who “was cavalleiro muy boom e homrrado” (says Count D.Pedro, in his book), lord of Gondar, from S.Salvador de Telões, in the municipality of Guestaço, mayor of Celorico de Basto, founder of the monastery of Gondar and another subject to it, in Santa Maria Madalena de Cubelo, and his wife Dona Goda. Count D.Pedro in his book of lineages mentions that from D.Egas Mendes de Gundar, see the Regos and Pintos. D.Egas, was the father of Pedro Viegas do Rêgo, the first to use the nickname Rego, taken from Quinta do Rego, in freg. of S.Bartolomeu do Rego, in conc. of Celorico de Basto, where he lived at the end of the reign of D.Afonso Henriques and D.Sancho I and Rui Viegas Pinto, who lived in the time of the kings Dom Afonso Henriques and Dom Sancho I, having several couples in Feira for dowry from your mother. The latter was the father of Gonçalo Rodrigues Pinto, a contemporary of the kings Dom Afonso II and Dom Sancho II. It is said that it is mentioned in the Inquiries of King Afonso III. He lived in Riba-de-Bestança in the quintã of Torre de Chã, located in the current freg. de Ferreiros de Tendais, conc. of Cinfães. He was the father of; - Mendo Gonçalves Pinto, documented in a land demarcation deed, referring to a donation to the monastery of S.Cucufate, near Beja (deed made in May 1292), according to Frei António Brandão, he was one of the “governments of the land” and bears the title of “miles”, which then meant noble knight. It must also be his son João Pinto, who appears in the Inquiries of the land of Santa Maria (trial of Cabanões), on 8/31/1284, confirming once again the presence of the Pinto in the land of Feira. The genealogies say that Gonçalo Rodrigues Pinto was the father of Soeiro Gonçalves Pinto, who also lived on the same farm, at the time of King Afonso III, as they say in his inquiries. He was the father of Garcia Soares Pinto, who, according to inquiries from King Dom Dinis, was his vassal and lived near Chaves, married to Maria Gomes de Abreu. From Garcia Soares, a brother named Martim Soares, a troubadour, certainly father of Vasco Martins Pinto, a knight who appears documented as a witness on 7/26/1307 (ANTT, Room 25-Mostº de Tarouquela, 12 and 17, docs. S/nº.). Genealogies wrongly call him Vasco Garces Pinto and say he is the son of his uncle Garcia Soares Pinto. He lived in Riba-de-Bestança, as Count D.Pedro writes in his book of lineages, referring that “Vaasco Pimto de rriba de Bestamça and his brothers” descend from D. Egas Mendes de Gundar. He was patron of the monastery of Tarouquela, lord of Torre da Chã, from which he paid the king's rent. According to a document in the year 1300, he was lord of Quinta de Covelas (Ferreiros de Tendais) and Quinta de Crasto, (Sanfins), as an account of a period he was in the registry office of S.Bento das Freiras do Porto, at which time he was still single because a woman is not named in the 2nd life of the term. He married Urraca Vasques. They had children; -Gonçalo Vaz Pinto, married to Leonor Afonso da Fonseca, cg -Rui Vaz Pinto, cg -?Aires Pinto, cg -Inês Vasques, who, being a guest of the knight Martim Vigião, donated, with him, in 1333, to the monastery of Pombeiro, her part of the patronage of the church of Sto. Estêvão das Regadas - in these terms: "I, Martim Vigião, knight, with my guest (host) Einês Vasques, give the command for our souls to the monastery of Santa Maria do Pombeiro, forever, our patronage and the right that we have in the church of Saint Estêvão de Regadas, who came to us and descended from Vasco Pinto Cavaleiro".


Different principles are given to this Family, some deduce it from D. João Gracia fº. of D. Garcia Mendes de Sousa and his D. Elvira Gonçalves, for the reason of Count D. Pedro in the ttº. 22 Plana 135 referring to the sons of the said D. Gracia Mendes calling him D. João Gracia o Pinto; others deduce it from D. Egas Mendes de Gundar and from his D. Maria Viegas in the same Count ttº. 60 Plana 341 therefore descends from him in addition to another Vasco Pinto de Riba de Bastança to whose opinion we lean following the best-rated authors, because D. João Gracia to whom the Count says – Pinto – we do not suppose him as a surname, but according to some say it was nicknamed or because it came, as they say, from a battle, dick in blood and because of its attire and gallantry with which it was dressed, because its nickname would be used by its descendants and deducing it they say had - D. Elvira Annes who married D. Gutierres Soares the Mocho or Meneses whose son is D. Gracia Soares Pinto, first that those of this opinion give this nickname that they want to take their maternal grandfather D. João Gracia, not being natural that he left the nickname of Meneses da his manhood, still being the son of the said D. Guterres Soares, let alone the Count D. Pedro in the ttº. 21 Plana 128 taking care of his children does not give him more than D. Urra Gutierres and his brother D. Gracia Soares would not forget him; in addition to the use of patronymics of that time, it shows that D. Gracia Soares was not the son of D. Guterres Soares, in fact, D. Gracia Gutierrres would be said, taking away from this usage that his father was Soeiro as we will show in the deduction of this family according to the memories we have of it that conform to those of the best-rated authors we have seen. (Gayo, tit. PINTOS).