The Luis & Alvares de Castro Family
from Bragança, Portugal
c.1509


  • The family crest above is of Portuguese origin.
  • The surname Alvares is patronymic, derived from the Portuguese/Spanish baptismal name Alvaro, originally referring to one who was faithful and honest.. The suffixes "ez - oz - iz - es" on the end of Portuguese names generally indicate that the name is of patronymic origin. Many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.
  • The city of Bragança is the capital of the Bragança District located in the Northeast of Portugal.

  • Coat of Arms of Bragança




    18th. Generation
     
    Joao LUIS
    13th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1509
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown LUIS
    unknown
     

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    est. 1534
     
     

    Leonor ALVARES de CASTRO
    13th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1513
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown ALVARES de CASTRO
    unknown
     

    Child:
    12GGFs/Ms
     

    17th. Generation
     
    Lourenço 'Joao' RODRIGUES
    12th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1542
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Joao LUIS
    Leonor ALVARES de CASTRO
     

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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1567
     
     

    Violante NUNES
    12th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1546
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown NUNES
    unknown
     

    Child:
    11GGF
     

    Brother of:
     
    Dogo 'Joao' GONÇALVES
    12th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1546
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Joao LUIS
    Leonor ALVARES de CASTRO
     

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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1571
     
     

    Micia FERNANDEZ
    12th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1550
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown FERNANDEZ
    unknown
     

    Child:
    11GGM
     

    Brother of:
     
    Bento 'Joao' LUIS alias Pedro ALVARES (alias unconfirmed)
    12th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1548/1554
    possibly Aldea del Obispo, Spain
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Joao LUIS
    Leonor ALVARES de CASTRO
     

    1st. Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1571
     
     

    1. Isabel MENDES
    12th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1552/1556
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown MENDES
    unknown
     

    Children of 1st. marriage:
    11GGF/A/U
     

    2nd. Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    after 1582
     
     

    1. Violante ENRIQUES
     
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    est. 1552/1556
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown ENRIQUES
    unknown

    ( possibly sister Leah (Violante) of Isaac (Bathazar) OROBIO de CASTRO)LL
     

    There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

    16th. Generation
     
    Antonio 'Lourenço' RODRIGUES LOURENÇO
    11th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1568
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Lourenço 'Joao' RODRIGUES
    Violante NUNES
     

    Married his 1st. cousin:
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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1593
     
     

    Ana 'Dogo' GONÇALVES
    11th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1572
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Dogo 'Joao' GONÇALVES
    Micia FERNANDEZ
     

    Child:
    10GGM/U
     

    1st. Cousin of:
     
    Pedro 'Bento' ALVARES alias Gonçalo 'Pedro' MENDES (alias unconfirmed)
    11th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1580
    Aldea del Obispo, Spain
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Bento 'Joao' LUIS
    Isabel MENDES
     

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    est. 1605
     
     

    Leonor 'Diego' GOMES de SALAZAR
    11th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1584
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Diego GOMES de SALAZAR
    Beatrix GOMES
     

    Child:
    10GGF
     

    Brother of:
     
    Isabel 'Bento' LUIS
    11GGA
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    est. 1582
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Bento 'Joao' LUIS
    Isabel MENDES
     

    Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1603
     
     

    Andre 'Francisco' de NARVAEZ
     
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    est.1578
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Francisco 'Bastian' de NARVAEZ
    Maria ALVARES
     

    Child:
    2C-11R
      • Enrique de NARVAEZ
          Born: est. 1604
     

    15th. Generation
     
    Diego alias Abraham 'Goncalo' GOMES de SALAZAR
    alias Gonçalo 'Pedro' MENDES
    (alias unconfirmed)
    10th. Great Grandfather
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    Mar 1606
    Spain
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Pedro 'Bento' ALVARES
    alias Gonçalo 'Pedro' MENDES
    Leonor 'Diego' GOMES de SALAZAR
     

    Marriage:
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    Place of marriage:
    est. 1605
     
     

    Leonor 'Pedro' GOMES de ESPINOSA
    10th. Great Grandmother
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    est. 1610
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Pedro GOMES de ESPINOSA
    Beatrix GOMES de la PENNA
     

    Child:
    9GGM
     

    Next Generation


    To be continued ...................



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