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My name is Ian Monteiro and I started this site.

It is believed that the Monteiro’s were originally Sephardic Jews from Spain. Jews settled in the land of Sepharad (or Sefarad), as Spain was called in Hebrew language, very early. It was often claimed that their arrival to Spain happened soon after the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple in 586 BC. There was a legend among the Sephardim (i.e. the Spanish Jews) that Toletum (Toledo), the capital city of Spain, was founded by Jewish refugees from Jerusalem.They moved to Portugal during the Inquisition to escape torture and prosecution. They became Catholics but practiced no religion. One Monteiro went to the East on the “Alburgue” as a sailor or soldier. It is believed that we are all his descendants. When the Dutch came over, he escaped to Timor. Apparently there is a large family of Monteiro’s in Timor.

Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 1650 names in our family site.

If you are a family member of the Monteiro clan or believe you are or even just love looking at Monteiro's, please don't hesistate to request for membership!

 The site was last updated on Aug 31 2015, and it currently has 154 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!


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Johanna Dekker joined another family site: gordon Web Site
Ian Monteiro added source FamilySearch Family Tree to family tree Monteiro2
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Ian Monteiro added source BillionGraves to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source England & Wales Deaths, GRO Indexes, 1969 - 2007 to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source California, Marriages, 1960 - 1985 to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948 to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source California Deaths, 1940 - 1997 to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947 to family tree Monteiro2
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Ian Monteiro added Samuel Randolph De Souza , Maria Elizabeth Monteiro (born de Souza) , <Private> Lee Mei Chen (born Westerhout) , Unknown Lee Yung Zhen and 1 other people to family tree: Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro added source Geni World Family Tree to family tree Monteiro2
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Ian Monteiro added a photo of Violet Charlotte de Souza (born Lazaroo) :
 
Ian Monteiro updated the details of Joäo Bartholomeu Pestana , Joaquim Joseph de Souza , Joseph Castel Pestana , Alberto Pestana and 44 other people in family tree Monteiro2
Aug 25, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: busker Web Site
Aug 17, 2015
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Aug 13, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Grant Family Web Site
Russell Keyt joined another family site: Wheeler Web Site
Aug 11, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: docherty'stree Web Site
Aug 09, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: steel Web Site
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Ian Monteiro added the photo sandy2 to album Family photos
 
 
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