The Pardo (Prado) Family
from Prado, Castile, Spain
or
Prado del Rey, Cadiz, Spain &
Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Thessalonika, Greece)
c.1561

  • The Pardo family may have derived its name from Prado in Castile, Spain or from Prado del Rey in the province of Cadiz.
  • The place-name Prado is derived from the Spanish word prado, which means meadow.
      The Spanish word Pardo means grey.
  • As with the name Castro/Crasto, letters have become transposed.
  • The family crests above are of Spanish origin.
  • The town of Prado is one of many with similar name in Spain.

  • The PARDO family which apparently originated in Prado del Rey, Castile, and which flourished during the 16th–18th centuries in the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Netherlands, England, and America. The more celebrated members of the family are dealt with under separate entries.
    The Pardo family was scattered throughout North America, where they became known as Brown (or Browne; although the actual meaning of Pardo is "grey"). (From the Gale Virtual Reference Library.)


Coat of Arms of Castile
 


  • Prado del Rey is a city located in the province of Cádiz, Spain.
  • The city was part of the border with the Nazari kingdom of Granada (this border was very unstable) and the control of the city frequently changed hands.




Coat of Arms of Prado del Rey
 


  • Thessalonica, or Salonica is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Macedonia. Its honorific title is Symprotévousa, literally "co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Symvasilévousa or "co-reigning" city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople.
  • The invitation to Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella, was an Ottoman demographic strategy to prevent the Greek element from dominating the city.
  • By the 1680s, about 300 families of Sephardic Jews, followers of Sabbatai Zevi, had converted to Islam, becoming a sect known as the Dönmeh (convert), and migrated to majority-Jewish Salonika. There they established an active community that thrived for about 250 years. Many of their descendants later became prominent in trade.

  • Seal of Thessalonika
     

    16th. Generation
     
    Haham Joseph PARDO
    11th. Great Grandfather
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    c.1561
    Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Thessalonika, Greece)
    Oct 1619
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    01 Cheshvan 5380 (09 Oct 1619)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Jozef Pardo
    Rabbi
    unknown PARDO
    unknown

    Burial Record #19329


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    c.1586
     
     

    Reina
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    c.1655
     
    5391 (1631)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    5391 (1631)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
     
     
    unknown
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    Burial Record #19339

    Children:
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      1. Isaac 'Joseph' PARDO
          Born: c.1587
          Died: Uskub, Ottoman Empire (Skopje, Macedonia)

      2. Abraham'Joseph' PARDO
          Born: 1589
          Died: Jerusalem, Palestine (Ottoman Empire)

      3. Rabbi/Haham David 'Joseph' PARDO  married
          Rachel 'Josias' SANCHEZ 
     

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      Joseph emigrated to Holland and was appointed Hakam of the Bet Ya'akob congregation in Amsterdam founded by Jacob Tirado, holding office from 1597 until his death.
      In 1615 he founded the Hermandad de las Huerfanas and Moher ha-Betulot, now the Santa Compania de Dotar Orphas e Donzelas.
      Some liturgical poems by him are included in the "Imre No'am"

    15th. Generation
     
    Rabbi/Haham David 'Joseph' PARDO
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    c.1591
    Cinoliqua = Salonika, Ottoman Empire (Thessalonika, Greece)
    Mar 1657
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    01 Nisan 5427 (15 Mar 1657)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    David v. Joseph Pardo
    Rabbi
    Haham Joseph PARDO
    Reina

    Burial Record #19308

     

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    16 Sep 1619
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

    Marriage Notice (TiM 668-273)

    Rachel 'Josias' SANCHEZ
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    1695
    Moura, Portugal
    12 Cheshvan 5388 (22 Oct 1625)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Oct 1625
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Rachel van Francisco Sanches
     
    Josias (Francisco) SANCHEZ alias David de SALOM
    unknown

    Burial Record #19335

    Children:
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      1. Hazan Joseph 'David' PARDO  married
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      2. Rabbi/Haham Josiah 'David' PARDO married
          Sarah 'Saul' LEVIE MORTEIRA

      3. Sarah 'David' PARDO married
          Joseph 'Solomon' SALOM
     

    • Marriage Notice: 16 Sep 1619
    Notes:
      David went with his father to Amsterdam, where he became Hakam of the Bet Yisrael congregation (founded 1618). This congregation was consolidated in 1638 with the other two congregations in Amsterdam, and Pardo was appointed Hakam together with Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, Manasseh ben Israel, and Saul Levi Morteira whose daughter, Sarah, his son, Josiah, married. He was besides a trustee of the cemetery and Hazzan of the Bikur Holim. In 1625 he founded the Honen Dallim benevolent society.
      Pardo published a transcription in Latin characters of Zaddik ben Joseph Formon's "Obligacion de los Coracones," a translation of the "Hobot ha-Lebabot" (Amsterdam, 1610).

    14th. Generation
     
    Hazan Joseph 'David' PARDO
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    c.1624
     
    Aug 1677
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    27 Av 5437 (24 Aug 1677)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Buried in the same grave as his grandfather Joseph Jozef Pardo

    Hazan (Cantor)
    Rabbi/Haham David 'Joseph' PARDO
    Rachel 'Josias' SANCHEZ

    Burial Record #19328


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    est. 1651
     
     

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    est. 1628
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Children:
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      1. Rachel 'Joseph' PARDO  married
      2. Rabbi David 'Joseph' ARMINIO married
          Esther ' Emanuel' ABENATAR
     

    Notes:
      Joseph appears to have gone to London from Amsterdam, where his father, David, was a rabbi.
      He wrote "Shulhan Tahor", a compendium of the first two parts of Joseph Caro's Shulhan 'Aruk, which was edited by his son, David, and printed at Amsterdam in 1686, dedicated to the "Kaal Kodes de Londres," but with an approbation from the bet din of Amsterdam. The book has been reprinted several times: Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1696, and, with notes by Moses Isserles, 1713; and Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1704.

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