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Meaning of origen apellido henriquez




John Rene Plaut

origen apellido henriquez
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ORIGIN LAST HENRIQUEZ Comes from the name Henry and is of Sephardic Jewish origin. The Jews were sold the surname and it was customary to designate it with his father's name. Originally they came from northern Spain. It is sometimes also written Enriquez, being of the same origin. It also spread throughout Portugal, where its first king was Alfonso Henriques, because in Portuguese the final z becomes s.

  



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