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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 1613 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 July 26 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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July 26, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Rimmer Web Site
July 24, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: chambers Web Site
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: DOUCH Web Site
July 19, 2015
Lillian Jalleh joined another family site: Riley Web Site
July 16, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Peck Web Site
July 13, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Brown (Williams) Web Site
July 12, 2015
Lillian Jalleh commented on person <Private> Lang :
 Hi Ian, I have uploaded a recent photo of Coco but I am unable to edit the profile pic, it is still showing as three boys! 
Lillian Jalleh added 2 photos to album Family photos
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Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Button Web Site
June 21, 2015
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June 18, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Bateman Family Tree
June 09, 2015
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro family tree from the Family Tree Builder
June 02, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Taylor Web Site
May 29, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Kelly Web Site
May 25, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Diggerson Web Site
May 19, 2015
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Sullivan Web Site
May 09, 2015
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro family tree from the Family Tree Builder
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May 05, 2015
Richard Didier updated his profile.
May 04, 2015
Ian Monteiro joined another family site: Louis and Coorengel Web Site
Apr 17, 2015
Gerard John D'Cruz updated the details of <Private> Massang in family tree Monteiro
Apr 14, 2015
WHITBY WA joined another family site: van Wijngaarden Web Site
Mar 27, 2015
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Lillian Jalleh joined another family site: My Tree
Ian Monteiro joined another family site: My Tree
Mar 19, 2015
Johanna Dekker updated her profile.
Feb 24, 2015
WHITBY WA joined another family site: Schippers Family Web Site
Jan 08, 2015
Russell Keyt updated his profile.
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Jan 05, 2015
Ian Monteiro upgraded the site to the PremiumPlus plan
 
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