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Re: Mendonca sephardic roots
Posted by: janette chun Date: July 12, 2000 at 09:34:34
In Reply to: Re: Mendonca sephardic roots by Robert Mendonca of 74

Hello Robert,
Thank you for you mail and good luck in your search. Interestingly, I am now a fellow Canadian living in Vancouver, B.C. -- and so the Mendonca name continues its journey across the world. I recently heard from Doug Holmes who hosts one of the geneology pages that Mendonca is a very old and noble portuguese name. Apparently, many of the jewish 'conversos' during the inquisition may have taken on this name being the closest to the spanish Mendoza. I found information on www.lusaweb.com and sephardim.com. On the latter site, there is a heraldry section and the Mendonca or Mendoca name does have heraldry. I haven't been able to find much else despite searching the portuguese servers. Its going to be an interesting challenge. I will let you know if I come across any 'distant relatives' that may have moved to the Azores.
Janette


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