Portuguese Surnames

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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 ... to be known as Mangalorean Catholics, and continued using Portuguese surnames bestowed to their ancestors by the Portuguese ...
Macanese People - History - The Portuguese Period
... Portuguese culture dominates the Macanese, but Chinese cultural patterns are also significant ... community 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 ... Most Macanese had paternal Portuguese heritage until 1974 ...