Portuguese Surnames

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Macanese People - History - The Portuguese Period
... Portuguese culture dominates the Macanese, but Chinese cultural patterns are also significant ... acted as the interface between ruling colonial government - Portuguese from Portugal who knew little about Chinese - and the Chinese majority (95% of population) who knew equally little about the Portuguese ... Most Macanese had paternal Portuguese heritage until 1974 ...
Mangalorean Catholic Name - Surnames
... After the Portuguese possession of Goa in 1510, the Portuguese consolidated their power by imposing their own government and cultural institutions in Goa ... The Christians adopted Portuguese surnames, customs and traditions ... in South Canara, they came to be known as Mangalorean Catholics, and continued using Portuguese surnames bestowed to their ancestors by the Portuguese ...