The Nunes Henriques Family
from Galicia, Spain
c.1547

  • The family crests above are of Spanish origin.

  • The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Nunes was a patronymic surname, created from the personal name Nuño, using the common patronymic suffix is "ez." Spelling variations of the Nunes family name include: Núñez, Nuñez, Núnez, Nunez, Nuño and Nuno and of the Henriques family name include: Enríquez, Enriquez, Enrique, Enriques, Enríquiz, Enriquiz, Enrique, Henríquez, Henriquez and Henríquiz. First found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

  • Galicia: an ancient province in the northwestern part of Spain; a barren, mountainous region where Jews settled sparsely in the eleventh century. There were Jewish communities at Allariz, Coruña, Orense, Monforte, Pontevedra, Rivadavia, and Rivadeo, besides individual Jews scattered here and there. D. Menendez Gonzalez, a rich and powerful nobleman, received Jewish merchants, probably from Allariz, in his domain, not far from Orense, and when they were attacked by Arias Oduariz in 1044, he led an armed force against the latter, and recovered the silks and other goods that had been taken from the Jews. When John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, invaded Spain (1385), and Rivadavia was taken by Sir Thomas Percy, the English soldiers attacked the Jews, who were supposed to be rich, and plundered them, killing several. The ghetto, however, was not destroyed.
    Eighteen years before the expulsion, the Jews of Coruña, Betanzos, and Rivadeo paid an annual tax of 1,800 maravedis, and those of Orense, Monforte, and Rivadavia one of 2,000 maravedis. A rich Jew of Rompusa, a tawer, was baptized in 1414, taking the name "Juan Esteban." His sons obtained seats in the Parliament. (The Jewish Encyclopedia)

  • The earliest record in this family is for Violante NUNES HENRIQUES born c.1753 in Galicia.

Coat of Arms of Galicia
 

16th. Generation
 
Patriarch NUNES HENRIQUES
11th. Great Grandfather
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c.1547
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
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c.1572
 
 

unknown
11th. Great Grandmother
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c.1551
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
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15th. Generation
 
son 'Patriarch' NUNES HENRIQUES
10th. Great Grandfather
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c.1578
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patriarch NUNES HENRIQUES
unknown
 

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c.1603
 
 

unknown
10th. Great Grandmother
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c.1582
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
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    1. son A 'Patriarch' NUNES HENRIQUES married
      • unknown

    2. Abraham NUNES HENRIQUES married
      • unknown 

    3. son B 'Patriarch' NUNES HENRIQUES  married
      • unknown
 

14th. Generation
 
Abraham 'son - Patriarch' NUNES HENRIQUES
9th. Great Grandfather
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c.1610
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
son 'Patriarch' NUNES HENRIQUES
unknown
 

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c.1635
 
 

unknown
9th. Great Grandmother
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c.1614
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
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8GGF/U
 

13th. Generation
 
Rodrigo alias Jacob 'Abraham' NUNES HENRIQUES
8th. Great Grandfather
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c.1636
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abraham
'son - Patriarch' NUNES HENRIQUES
unknown
 

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c.1661
 
 

unknown
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c.1640
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
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Children:
7GGMs/U/A
    1. Gracia alias Abigail 'Jacob' NUNES HENRIQUES  married
    2. Rebecca 'Jacob' NUNES HENRIQUES married
        Moses 'Joseph' NUNES MARCHENA MOCATTA

    3. Emanuel 'Jacob' NUNES HENRIQUES married
        unknown

    4. Rachel 'Jacob' NUNES HENRIQUES  married
 

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