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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 Feb 12 2016, and it currently has 166 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!


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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
Feb 08, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Leggett Web Site
Feb 06, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: The Family of Hedley Powell Jolly 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
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Williams Web Site
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 14, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Smith Web Site
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Purdon Family Website
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 added the photo 610 2964 to album Family photos
 
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Jan 09, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Doran Buttler Family Web Site
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Broomhall Web Site
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: Stammbaum Suzy Web Site
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Jan 07, 2016
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Jan 06, 2016
Sharen Silva created a new family site: Silva / Jiorle
Varian Monteiro updated the details of <Private> Monteiro in family tree Monteiro2
Jan 05, 2016
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Jan 03, 2016
Johanna Dekker joined another family site: family Web Site
Dec 29, 2015
Ian Monteiro published a new version of the Monteiro2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Ian Monteiro added 5 photos to album Family photos
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Dec 28, 2015
Ian Monteiro updated the details of Bernard Augustine Pinto , Floriano Pestana , <Private> Herbert (born Oorloff) , <Private> Herbert and 6 other people in family tree Monteiro2
 
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