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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 1713 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 16 2016, and it currently has 167 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!


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July 16, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: morrissey Web Site
July 15, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Hart de Ruijter Web Site
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Uyleman Web Site
June 25, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Neumann Family Web Site
June 21, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Martin Paul Web Site
May 24, 2016
Robert French commented on event 76th birthday of Eleanor Mary Monteiro:
 Eleanor,
Belated birthday greetings to you.
Just been going through the website and saw your name.
Hope you are keeping well.

Bob 
Robert French tagged Doris Sheila Moreira (born D'Cruz) in 1 photos
 
Robert French tagged Dulcie Joan Kraal (born D'Cruz) in 1 photos
 
Robert French tagged Maurice Brendan Arthur D'Cruz in 1 photos
 
May 20, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Lowe Web Site
May 07, 2016
David Mason updated his profile.
May 02, 2016
Larissa Anne Lawrence updated her profile.
Apr 20, 2016
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Mar 14, 2016
Ashli Shay D'Cruz invited Abraham Isaac Guillen to the site.
Feb 22, 2016
Lillian Jalleh joined another family site: AnthonyDragon Web Site
Sandy Monteiro joined another family site: AnthonyDragon Web Site
Ian Monteiro joined another family site: AnthonyDragon Web Site
Denys Monteiro joined another family site: AnthonyDragon Web Site
Feb 18, 2016
Yolanda Anthony submitted a request to become a member.
Feb 12, 2016
Ian Monteiro invited Cecilia Philomena Horn to the site.
Ian Monteiro invited Terese Evelyn Monteiro to the site.
Ian Monteiro invited Hubert Stan Monteiro to the site.
Feb 09, 2016
Russell Keyt joined another family site: Farquharson Web Site
Jan 23, 2016
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Jan 19, 2016
Ian Monteiro invited Bertille Geraldine Jacobs to the site.
Jan 15, 2016
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Ian Monteiro added 8 photos to album Family photos
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Jan 13, 2016
Ian Monteiro invited Darryl Grant to the site.
Jan 12, 2016
Ian Monteiro invited Danielle Donna Louise Johnson to the site.
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
 
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