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Violante's of Portugal

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Re: Violante's of Portugal

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 3:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Violante, Linhares
Hello Violante's of the World...
I am also called Violante.
In my case, my surname comes from my mother side. Her father's last name was Violante.
My grandfather was born around 1885 in the north of Portugal, Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes. I do not know exactly where my great grandfather was born, but I am trying to find out...
I also know that some of my great grandfather's relatives went to Brazil in the middle of the 1800's.
I have searched a bit about the surname Violante and I have found this last name in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, France, Italy and in a lot of States in the USA.
You will be able to find also the last name Violante in a lot of the Jewish Cemetery's which makes me believe that the origin of this last name may very well be from the Jewish community took refuge all over Europe and often changed their last name not to be recognized as Jewish.
I really would like to find out more about the origin of my grandfather’s name.
I am just sorry to see the surname Violante ending in my family… This is what happens when there are a lot more women being born then men!
Maria José Violante Linhares Dias
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mary Fatima Violante 8 Apr 2000 8:52PM GMT 
ricknun 19 Oct 2001 12:54AM GMT 
Mary Fatima 20 Aug 2002 5:48AM GMT 
Carlos Violante 11 Aug 2005 9:35PM GMT 
mjdias57 13 Apr 2010 9:12PM GMT 
mjdias57 13 Apr 2010 9:01PM GMT 
viogolf1 17 Sep 2010 4:50PM GMT 
Fernando Viol... 17 Jul 2014 8:31PM GMT 
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