The Fernandez/Namias de Castro Family
from Lisbon, Portugal
c.1520


  • Records showing the surname de Castro often have the letters transposed to spell de CRASTO.
  • The full surname has been recorded as NEHAMIAS de CASTRO.
  • Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal.
  • On August 6, 711 Lisbon was taken by the Moors (it was called al-ʾIšbūnah in Arabic), under whose rule the city flourished. The Moors, who were Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East, built many mosques and houses as well as a new city wall, currently named the Cerca Moura. The city kept a diverse population including Christians, Berbers, Arabs, Jews and Saqalibas.
  • In 1506, thousands of "New Christians" (converted Jews) were massacred in Lisbon.
  • After their expulsion from Spain many Jews made their way to Portugal until they were expelled from that country as well.
  • The Jewish Virtual Library


Partial view of old Lisbon, viewed from Cacilhas


Coat of Arms of Lisbon
 

17th. Generation
 
Dr. Andres FERNANDEZ alias Jacob NAMIAS de CASTRO
12th. Great Grandfather
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of death:
Place of death:
Date of burial:
Place of burial:
Inscription:
Occupation:
Father:
Mother:
est. 1520
 
 
 
 
 
 
Physician
unknown FERNANDEZ
unknown
 

Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
est. 1545
 
 

Eleanore VAZ
12th. Great Grandmother
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of death:
Place of death:
Date of burial:
Place of burial:
Inscription:
Occupation:
Father:
Mother:
est. 1524
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown VAZ
unknown
 

Child:
11GGF/U
 

16th. Generation
 
Dr. Rodrigo 'Andreas' NAMIAS de CASTRO alias David 'Jacob' NAMIAS de CASTRO
11th. Great Grandfather
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of death:
Place of death:
Date of burial:
Place of burial:
Inscription:
Occupation:
Father:
Mother:
est. 1546/1550
Lisbon, Portugal
1627
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
15 Sh'vat 5387 (01 Feb 1627)
Altona, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
 
Physician
Dr. Andres FERNANDEZ alias Jacob NAMIAS de CASTRO
Eleanore VAZ
 

1st. Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
est. 1596
 
 

  1. Catherine alias Ribca RODRIGUES
 
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of death:
Place of death:
Date of burial:
Place of burial:
Inscription:
Occupation:
Father:
Mother:
est. 1575
 
1601/1602
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
5362 (1601/1602)
Altona, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
 
 
unknown RODRIGUES
unknown
 

Children of 1st. marriage:
10GGU
    1. Dr. Benedict alias Baruch 'Rodrigo alias David' NAMIAS de CASTRO married
      1. Jael
      2. unknown

    2. Abraham 'Rodrigo alias David' NAMIAS de CASTRO married
      • Dina
 

2nd. Marriage:
Date of marriage:
Place of marriage:
est. 1602
 
 

  1. Isabella alias Hannah 'Duarte' (DIAS) HENRIQUES
11th. Great Grandmother
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of death:
Place of death:
Date of burial:
Place of burial:
Inscription:
Occupation:
Father:
Mother:
est. 1581
 
1653
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
06 Kislev 5414 (26 Nov 1653)
Altona, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
 
 
Duarte 'Miguel' DIAS HENRIQUES
unknown
 

Children of 2nd. marriage:
10GGF/U
    1. Jacob 'David' NAMIAS de CASTRO married
      • unknown

    2. Emanuel NAMIAS de CRASTOassumed son of David NAMIAS de CASTRO
      • unknown

    3. Isaac 'David' NAMIAS de CRASTO
      • Rayana (Reyna) SIPRUT

    4. Daniel 'David' NAMIAS de CASTRO
      • Sarah 'Ezechiel' COHEN HENRIQUES

    5. Moses 'David' NAMIAS de CASTRO
        Born: c.1610

    6. Samuel 'David' NAMIAS de CASTRO
      • Esther

    7. Eliau 'David' NAMIAS de CASTRO
        Born: 1618
 

NOTES:

15th. Generation

The Namias de Crasto Family
from Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
c.1620


Coat of Arms of Hamburg


  • Schleswig Holstein was formerly a Duchy of Denmark, lost to Germany in the war of 1864.
  • The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg; the name makes reference to Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and also to the fact that Hamburg is a city-state and nowone of the sixteen States of Germany.
  • In the late 80s of the 16th century, the first Sephardi Jews arrived—fleeing from Portugal—and built a Portuguese Jewish community in Hamburg. In 1610, official lists of the senate counted about 100 Jewish families. Lutheran theologians preached against them, especially the "schools of Satan"—meaning the synagogues—and in 1611 the senate had to ask the Lutheran theological faculties of Jena and Frankfort for their opinions. The faculties attested the senate, that the Jews should be tolerated in the town as strangers. The safety in person were granted, however several assaults, often triggered by Christian homilies, against individual Jews took place. The community were not to be allowed to practise their religion publicly, but small private praying rooms were overlooked. Not until 1660 the first small synagogue could be build.




  •  
    Emanuel NAMIAS de CRASTO
    10th. Great Grandfather
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Date of death:
    Place of death:
    Date of burial:
    Place of burial:
    Inscription:
    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    est.1603
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    assumed son of Dr. Rodrigo 'Andreas' NAMIAS de CASTRO alias David 'Jacob' NAMIAS de CASTRO
    Isabella alias Hannah 'Duarte' (DIAS) HENRIQUES
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    est. 1628
     
     

    unknown
    10th. Great Grandmother
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Date of death:
    Place of death:
    Date of burial:
    Place of burial:
    Inscription:
    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    est. 1607
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
    unknown
     

    Child:
    9GGF
     

    14th. Generation
     
    Eliau 'Emanuel' NAMIAS de CRASTO
    9th. Great Grandfather
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Date of death:
    Place of death:
    Date of burial:
    Place of burial:
    Inscription:
    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    est.1629
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Emanuel NAMIAS de CRASTO
    unknown
     

    Marriage:
    Date of marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    est. 1654
     
     

    Sarah 'David' OHEB BRANDON
    9th. Great Grandmother
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Date of death:
    Place of death:
    Date of burial:
    Place of burial:
    Inscription:
    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    est. 1622
     
    5475 (1714/1715)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    5475 (1714/1715)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Sara van David Oeb Brandon
     
    David BRANDON
    unknown

    Burial Record #17397)

    Children:
    8GGF/A/U
      1. Batseba 'Eliau' NAMIAS de CRASTO married
        • Benjamin 'Jacob' JESSURUN HENRIQUES

      2. Emanuel 'Eliau' NAMIAS de CRASTO married
        • Esther 'Isaac' OHEB BRANDON

      3. Mordechai 'Eliau' NAMIAS de CRASTO married
        • Rachel 'Abraham' CARILHO

      4. David 'Eliau' NAMIAS de CRASTOmarried
        • Sarah 'Jacob' OHEB BRANDON
     

    13th. Generation
     
    David 'Eliau' NAMIAS de CRASTO
    8th. Great Grandfather
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Date of death:
    Place of death:
    Date of burial:
    Place of burial:
    Inscription:
    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1665
    Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
    01 Iyyar 5457 (22 Apr 1697)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Apr 1697
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Oudekerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    David van Eliau Namias de Crasto
     
    Eliau 'Emanuel' NAMIAS de CRASTO
    Sarah 'David' OHEB BRANDON

    Burial Record #17313)

    Marriage:
    Civil marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    Synagogual marriage:
    Place of marriage:
    25 Feb 1691 (ondertrouw 697/43)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    06 Adar II 5451 (07 Mar 1691 )
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 697- 85)

    Portuguese Marriages
    (Key # 473)

    Sarah 'Jacob' OHEB BRANDON
    8th. Great Grandmother
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Date of death:
    Place of death:
    Date of burial:
    Place of burial:
    Inscription:
    Occupation:
    Father:
    Mother:
    1675
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Jacob 'David' OHEB BRANDON
    Rachel ATHIAS
     

    Children:
    7GGM/A
      1. Judith NAMIAS assumed daughter of David NAMIAS de CRASTO & Sarah OHEB BRANDON married
      2. Esther 'David' NAMIAS de CRASTO married
        • Abraham 'Raphael' ATHIAS [1C-10R]
     

    • Marriage Notice:
    • Synagogual Marriages:

    Next Generation


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



    "BACK" to the
    family histories index.

    Animated flags by abFlags.com cc: by nc sa
    Page design by Lynn Lewis © - 1999 All Rites, Writes, Wrights, Rights & Wrongs Reserved