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  • Adolfo Loiola de Saldanha (1918 - 2018)
    20 Dec. 2018: London, UK. ADOLFO LOYOLA SALDANHA. ex-Nairobi. Born 12 June 1918, Saligao, Goa. Beloved son of (late) Roberto and Ernestina Saldanha and husband of (late) Rosa Saldanha, father to George...
  • Aires de Saldanha, vice-rei da Índia (1542 - 1605)
    Aires de Saldanha (Santarém, 1542 — perto da Ilha Terceira, 1605) foi um militar português. Era filho de António de Saldanha, militar e navegador que descobriu a Baía de Saldanha. Foi para a Índia em 1...
  • Juiz. Adv. Aleixo Vicente Theodorico Sacrafamilia Saldanha, (DCL.) (MBE.) (1880 - 1943)
    Graduated in Jurisprudence from the University of London. * Bar-at-law, London.
  • D. António de Saldanha, (Comendador da fortaleza de Diu.) (c.1678 - c.1753)
    Joined the Portuguese Military in 1713.* Commander at the Fortress of Diu.* Awarded tracts of land by Viceroy. D . Joao de Saldanha da Gama.
  • Arnold Saldanha (c.1939 - 2002)
    19 Feb 2002. Mapusa. ARNOLD SALDANHA (born 1939). Advisor to the Western Music Section of Kala Academy, Goa. Ex- Dean & Senior Professor of Music at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music, Nairobi. Husband o...

About the Saldanha surname

Saldaña is of Spanish origin (there already being a Count of Saldaña in the year 870), but a branch of this noble family came to Portugal in the late 15th century, and spread from there. The spelling of the name in Portuguese is Saldanha. Many of teh Saldanha family were active in Portuguese India. For exmaple, João Saldanha, who died in 1596, was a Knight Commander of the Order of Christ and Captain General of the Indian fleet in the Portuguese navy.