The Abendana Seal

The Lopes/Dias Homem/
Abendana Family

from Ponte de Lima, Portugal
c.1519

Ponte de Lima, Portugal


Coat of Arms of Ponte de Lima
 


  • ABENDANA: The name of a number of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish (Sephardic) families in Amsterdam and London. The first person to assume it was the Marano Francisco Nuñez Pereyra, who fled from Spain through dread of the Inquisition at the beginning of the seventeenth century and settled in Amsterdam, where he married his cousin Justa Pereyra. The children born of this marriage died, and, their death being attributed by his wife to the fact that he had not been received into the Covenant of Abraham, they separated until that rite was performed. He took the name David Abendana, and was one of the founders of the first synagogue in Amsterdam. He died Feb. 14, 1625. He left two sons, Manuel and Abraham. Manuel was Hakam of the Amsterdam congregation and died June 15, 1667, having contributed much to the spiritual edification of his brethren. - (from The Jewish Encyclopedia)

  • There is no actual proof of the existence of Jews in Amsterdam before the latter half of the sixteenth century, though the probability is strong that some lived there earlier. When Holland joined the Union of Utrecht (1579), which, among other provisions, forbade persecution on religious grounds, the Maranos in Portugal fixed their hopes on Amsterdam, and, according to Franco Mendes and Graetz, the first Maranos settled there in 1593. They were Manuel Lopez Pereira, his sister Maria Nunez, and her uncle Miguel Lopez. Their voyage had not been prosperous; they were first captured by English pirates and taken to London. They again set sail for Amsterdam, only to be flung by a storm upon the coast of East Friesland at Emden. Thence the Rabbi Moses Uri Levi (born 1544) helped them on to Amsterdam, and followed them shortly in order to receive them back into Judaism. Soon thereafter other Jews came from Portugal, mainly relatives of these first comers. - (from The Jewish Encyclopedia)

  • Maria NUNEZ: daughter of the Portuguese Marano, Gaspar Lopez Homemand Mayor Rodriguez; lived in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In order to escape the Inquisition, Maria, with her brother Manuel Lopez and her uncle Miguel Lopez, determined to emigrate (about 1590-1593). They accordingly sailed for Holland, but their vessel was captured by an English ship, the captain of which, an English nobleman (thought possibly to be Sir. Walter Raleigh)LL, was so enamored of Maria's beauty that he proposed marriage. In London the comment upon her unusual beauty excited the curiosity even of Queen Elizabeth, who summoned Maria to her presence and drove with her through the streets of the capital. Maria persistently rejected all proposals of marriage, even from persons of rank, and asked only that she and her companions be allowed to continue their journey to Holland. Finally she arrived safely in Amsterdam, where she was soon joined by her mother, and by her brother and sister, Antonioand Justa. Maria and her sister, Abigail (Justa) married their cousins Manuel Lopez Homem and Francisco Nuñez Pereyra respectively; the latter (died 14 Feb 1625, in Amsterdam) adopted the name of David Abendana. Their mother, Mayor Rodriguez, otherwise known as Sara Abendana, died was buriedLL 16 Sep 1624. - (from The Jewish Encyclopedia)

  • Antonio 'Pedro' HOMEM (LOPES PEREIRA) alias Joseph ISRAEL PEREIRA was probably the father of Abraham ISRAEL PEREIRAand a tentative link to that family has been added.

  • Of further interest are the details of the Abendano Family from Spain who may or may not be connected to the Abendana family.
    English translation.

Ponte de Lima

17th. Generation
 
Francisco alias David HOMEM ABENDANA
11th. Great Grandfather
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c.1519
probably Ponte de Lima, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Marriage:
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Place of marriage:
c.1544
 
 

unknown
11th. Great Grandmother
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c.1523
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Children:
10GGF/U/A
 

16th. Generation
 
Pedro 'Francisco alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
10th. Great Grandfather
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c.1545
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francisco
alias David (LOPES) HOMEM
unknown
 

Marriage:
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Place of marriage:
c.1570
 
 

Maria alias Branca NUNES (de SAA)
10th. Great Grandmother
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c.1549
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Children:
9GGF/U/A
 

Brother of:
 
Gaspar alias Jacob 'Francisco alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
11th. Great Grandfather
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c.1549
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francisco
alias David (LOPES) HOMEM
unknown
 

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Place of marriage:
c.1570
 
 

Mayor RODRIGUES alias Sarah ABENDANA
11th. Great Grandmother
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c.1553
 
Sep 1624
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
05 Tishrei 5385 (16 Sep 1624)
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Sara Abendana
 
unknown
unknown

Burial Record #791


Children:
10GGF/U/A
 

Brother of:
 
Miguel 'Francisco alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
10GGU
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1550
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francisco
alias David (LOPES) HOMEM
unknown
 

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
1600
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 665-104)

Marriage Notice (TiM 665-104)
Marriage Notice (TiM 665-104 A)

Gracia da FONSECA
 
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1575
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Children:
1C-11R
    1. Sarah 'Miguel' ABENDANA married
      • Ephraim ABARBANEL alias Duarte Gomes ABRABANEL assumed son of Samuel ABRABANEL

    2. Rachel 'Miguel' ABENDANA married
      • Ephraim ABARBANEL alias Duarte Gomes ABRABANEL assumed son of Samuel ABRABANEL
 

  • Marriage Notice:

There are a total of three entries for the Marriage Notice for this couple, the differences being for Gracia's witnesses. Miguel's brother Pedro was his witness for each of the entries. He was also witness for Gracia on the second entry and identified as her cousin. This would make Miguel her cousin too. However if my suspicions are correct and Gracia's mother was a sister to one of Miguel's parents this would make Miguel and Pedro her uncles rather than her cousins. Note the 25 year difference in their ages which could justify this supposition. They were both from Ponte de Lima. The third witness, Duarte FERNANDEZ, was married to Isabel NUNES (HOMEM), sister of Miguel and Pedro, described as her cousin but actually a cousin by marriage.


 
Antonio de la DIAS HOMEM
 
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c.1549
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

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c.1574
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
 

Branca 'Antonio' CORONEL
11GGA
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1575
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antonio 'Francisco' CORONEL
Isabel DIAS
 

There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

15th. Generation
 
Emanuel 'Pedro' LOPES HOMEM
9GGU
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1571
Oporto, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pedro 'Francisco
alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
Maria
alias Branca NUNES (de SAA)
 

Married his 1st. cousin:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
1598
Amsterdam. North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 665- 54)

Marriage Notice (TiM 665- 54 A)
Marriage Notice (TiM 665- 54 A)

Maria NUNES (LOPES PEREIRA)
9GGA
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c.1575
Lisbon, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaspar
alias Jacob 'Francisco alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
Mayor RODRIGUES
alias Sarah ABENDANA
 

There is no recorded issue from this marriage

  • Marriage Notice:


There are a total of three entries for the Marriage Notice for this couple, the differences being the witnesses.
  • Marriage Certificate:

Click on image to enlarge (courtesy of Barrie K. Davis)

Brother of:
 
Francisco NUNES PEREIRA or NUNES HOMEM alias David ABENDANA
9GGU
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1577
Oporto, Portugal
07 Adar I 5385 (14 Feb 1625)
Amsterdan, North Holland, Netherlands
Feb 1625
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
David van Petro Abendana
 
Pedro 'Francisco
alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
Maria
alias Branca NUNES (de SAA)

Burial Record #642



Married his 1st. cousin:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
08 Sep 1605
Amsterdam. North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 665-422)

Abigael alias Justa 'Gaspar alias Jacob' LOPES PEREIRA
9GGA
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est. 1584
probably Lisbon, Portugal
1625
Amsterdam. North Holland, Netherlands
1625
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Abigael (Justa) vrouw van David Abendana
 
Gaspar
alias Jacob 'Francisco alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
Mayor RODRIGUES
alias Sarah ABENDANA

Burial Record #629



Children:
1C-11R

  • Marriage Notice:

Brother of:
 
Antonio 'Pedro' HOMEM (LOPES PEREIRA)
alias Joseph ISRAEL PEREIRA
9th. Great Grandfather
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Mother:
1574/1590
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pedro 'Francisco
alias David' (LOPES) HOMEM
Maria
alias Branca NUNES (de SAA)
 

Marriage:
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Place of marriage:
c.1600
 
 

unknown
9th. Great Grandmother
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est. 1578/94
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
unknown
 

Children:
8GGF/U

1st. Cousin of:
 
Antonio (Anthonie) 'Gaspar' LOPES PEREIRA alias ISRAEL PEREIRA
alias Joseph 'Jacob' ABENDANA PEREIRA
10th. Great Grandfather
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c.1580
 
Jan 1644
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
06 Sh'vat 5404 (14 Jan 1644)
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Joseph (Antonio) Abendana Pereira
 
Gaspar 'Francisco
alias Jacob (LOPES) HOMEM
Mayor RODRIGUES
alias Sarah ABENDANA

Burial Record #720

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
1611
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 1008- 97)

Marriage Notice (TiM 1008- 97 A)

Judico (Judith) ABENDANA (should be ABENHACAR)
alias Maria PIMENTEL
10th. Great Grandmother
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c.1590
 
Nov 1671
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
01 Kislev 5432 (03 Nov 1671)
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Judica Abendana
 
Garcia (Mordecai) PIMENTEL (ABENHACAR)
Sarah LIDO (LINDES)
alias Leonora GUTTIERES

Burial Record #733

Children:
9GGF/M/U/A
    1. Mordechai 'Joseph' ABENDANA PEREIRAmarried
      1. Deborah ABENDANA
      2. Rachel de PAZ

    2. Esther 'Joseph' ABENDANAmarried
    3. Sarah 'Joseph' ABENDANA married
      • Francois (Francisco) da COSTA

    4. Jacob 'Joseph' ABENDANA PEREIRA married
      • Sarah FRANCO

    5. Rachel 'Joseph' ABENDANA married
      • Jacob GABAY PEREIRA

    6. Abigail 'Joseph' ABENDANA married
      • Pinchas 'Isaac' ABRABANEL

    7. Raphael ABENDANA assumed son of Joseph, married
      • unknown

  • Marriage Notice:

Brother of:
 
Emanuel (Manuel) 'Gaspar' LOPES PEREIRA
10GGU
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1582
Madeira
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaspar 'Francisco
alias Jacob (LOPES) HOMEM
Mayor RODRIGUES
alias Sarah ABENDANA
 

Married his 1st cousin:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
1605
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 665-422 )

Beatris 'Pedro - Francisco' NUNES (de SAA)
9GGA
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c.1586
Oporto, Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pedro 'David (Francisco)' (LOPES) HOMEM
Branca (Maria) NUNES (de SAA)
 

There was no recorded issue from this marriage.

  • Marriage Notice:

14th. Generation
 
Hakam Emanuel (Manuel) 'David' ABENDANA
1C-10R
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c.1606
 
23 Sivan 5427 (15 Jun 1687)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Jun 1687
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Imanuel Abendana
Hakam (Rabbi) of the Amsterdam congregation
Francisco NUNES PEREIRA
or NUNES HOMEM alias David ABENDANA
Abigael
alias Justa 'Gaspar alias Jacob' LOPES PEREIRA

Burial Record #693

Marriage:
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Place of marriage:
est. 1631
 
 

  1. Rachel DIAS
 
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c.1610
 
23 Tishrei 5419 (20 Oct 1658)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Oct 1658
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Raquel Abendana mulher de Imanuel Abendana
 
unknown DIAS
unknown

Burial Record #754

There is no recorded issue from this marriage

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
18 Feb 1661
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 685- 20 )

  1. Judith 'Jacob' PEREIRA
 
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c.1610
Venice, Italy
Jun 1706
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
27 Sivan 5466 (09 Jun 1706)
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Jeudit mulher que foi do H. H. Imanuel Abendana
 
Jacob PEREIRA
unknown

Judith was the widow of Jacob de PALMA.

Burial Record #8772

Child:
2C-9R
    • Abigail 'Emanuel' ABENDANA married
      • Moses 'Joseph' COHEN PEIXOTTO

  • Marriage Notice:

1st. Cousin of:
 
Mordechai 'Joseph' ABENDANA
9th. Great Grandfather
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1622
 
Nov 1679
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
28 Cheshvan 5440 (03 Nov 1679)
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Mordehaij Abendana
 
Antonio
alias Joseph 'Gaspar alias Jacob' ABENDANA PEREIRA
Maria
alias Judico 'Garcia alias Mordechai' PIMENTEL (ABENDANA)

Burial Record #745

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
Divorced:
before 1631
 
before 1655
    According to the marriage notice of her daughter Esther for whom she was a witness, Deborah was divorced from Mordechai who remarried in 1655.
 

  1. Deborah Abendana Pereira (nee ....?)
9th. Great Grandmother
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c.1625
 
Jun 1699
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
07 Sivan 5499 (04 Jun 1699)
Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
Debora Abendana mulher de Mordehai Abendana
 
unknown DIAS
unknown

Burial Record #661

Children:
8GGM/A
    1. Esther 'Mordechai' ABENDANAmarried
    2. Rachel 'Mordechai'' ABENDANA PEREIRA married
      • Moses 'Raphael' FERME

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
1655
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Marriage Notice (TiM 682-306)

  1. Rachel de PAZ
 
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1631
Antwerp, Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown de PAZ
unknown
 

There is no recorded issue from this marriage

  • Marriage Notice:

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