It seems like an old Portuguese family, as there is news of D. Ouroana P., mother of Abríl Domingues P., who is supposed to have been the grandfather of Vasco Martins P., to whom Count D. Pedro alludes in his Nobiliário. This Vasco Martins was married to D. Brites, from the Gundar lineage. From data obtained from the archives of families who left for the new world, we know that many were very lucky and, therefore, it is likely that this family is one of the first to begin the spread of this nickname in Brazil as well. Various bibliographic sources confirm the marks it left in history. A sign of the nobility of this surname is the coat of arms presented here, which confirms, through its symbols, in a historical-heraldic reading, the certainty of a historical-noble value. One of the Portuguese families uses the following weapons: silver, with a ...
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