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Lopes is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal and Brazil. It was originally a Patronymic, meaning Son of Lopo (English: Wolf). Its Spanish equivalent is López. 'Lopes' may be less frequently seen as a given name.



'Lopes' as a surname occurs both in paternal and maternal positions in Portuguese names. Information included here on notable people is provided to assist in understanding the geographical and historical distribution of the surname.



Born after 1300
  • Portugal: Fernão Lopes (c.1380–1459)
Born after 1400
  • Portugal: Fernão Lopes (died 1545)
  • Portugal: Gregório Lopes (c.1490–1550)[1]
Born after 1500
  • Portugal: Cristóvão Lopes (c.1516–1594)[1]
Born after 1700
Born after 1800
Born after 1900
Born after 1950


Born after 1200
  • Portugal: Mécia Lopes de Haro (died 1270)
Born after 1800
  • Portugal: Henrique Lopes de Mendonça (1856–1931)
  • Brazil: João Simões Lopes Neto (1865–1916)
Born after 1900
  • Cape Verde (as part of Portuguese Empire): Baltasar Lopes da Silva (1907–1989)
  • Brazil: Álvaro Lopes Cançado (1912–1984)
  • Brazil: Antônio Lopes dos Santos (born 1941)
  • Brazil: Dirceu Lopes Mendes (born 1946)
  • Guinea-Bissau (as part of Portuguese Empire): Amílcar Lopes Cabral (1924–1973); parents from Cape Verde
  • Portugal: António Lopes Ribeiro (1908–1995)
Born after 1950


Born after 1900
  • Portugal: Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906–1994)
  • Guyana: Olga Lopes-Seale (born 1918); emigrated to Barbados

Other secondary

Born after 1700
  • Austria: Ephraim Lópes Pereira d'Aguilar, 2nd Baron d'Aguilar (1709–1832); emigrated to England
Born after 1800
Born after 1900

Given name

Born after 1400
  • Portugal: Lopes Gonçalves

See also

References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Paternal lineage: Gregório 1490→Cristóvão 1516
  2. 2.0 2.1 Uncle⇒Nephew: Manasseh 1755⇒Ralph 1788
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Paternal lineage: Ralph 1788→Massey 1818→Henry 1859→Massey 1903
  4. father: João Carlos Craveiro Lopes; mother: Júlia Clotilde Salinas Cristiano


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