The Sanchez Family
from Moura, Portugal
c.1569

  • The name Sanchez or Sanches is derived from the extremely popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius, a derivative of "sanctus". The name owes its popularity to the fact that it was borne by a 9th. century martyr of Cordova.
  • The family crest above is of Spanish origin.

  • Moura is a municipality in Portugal The name of Moura (Moorish woman or girl) is born from a mixture of legend and history. Salúquia, daughter of the region's Moorish governor, was waiting for the arrival of her lover when his sequit was attacked and he was killed by the Portuguese, who then used the Arabs' clothes to trick Salúquia into ordering the drawbridge to be lowered. She is said to have committed suicide, throwing herself from the castle tower, both by grief for her bridegroom's death and guilt for the enemy's victory. The Arab influence is still visible at this peaceful town, surrounded by oaks and olive trees, particularly in the narrow streets and low whitewashed houses, with their peculiar chimneys, of the Moorish quarter Little is left of the 13th-century castle (destroyed by Spanish troops in 1709).



  • Coat of Arms of Moura


     

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    Josias (Francisco) SANCHEZ alias David de SALOM
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    c.1569
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    unknown SANCHEZ
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    c.1594
     
     

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    est. 1625
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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