Coat of Arms

 
(Apologies for the crazy translation! The Spanish version makes much more sense!)


Azure, five gold scallops placed looped. (Coat 522.)


Thus used the Sequeiros/Sequeiros in Galicia and Portugal. The burgers surnamed de Sequera have the same crest with the difference of adding a quarter of honor in silver emblazoned with a flower with three leaves.


In these three ways they are considered to be forms of the same lineage.


Its origin is Portuguese and had its most ancient site between Ponte do Lima and Braga and rivers and Cádavo Homen.


There is testimony in a sixteenth century document, which was mandated by the King of Portugal and it is stated that the coat of arms goes back more than three hundred years.


The progenitor is Fafes Luz, made a “ricohombre” or wealthy man in 1181 by King Alonso Enriquez. His great-grandson Rodrigo de Sequeiros Fafes created another crest for his son Juan de Sequeiros, in Silva, two leagues from Valenza do Minho, by the name of Porto da Silva.


Said John, who was surnamed Sequeiros da Silva, married Dona Manuela do Porto, daughter of the Marquis of Monte-Velo, and had a son and successor, Gonzalo de Sequeiros, who married Dona Estefania de Gama, and born of this union another John de Sequeiros, who went to Galicia and aided Don Pedro Mendoza, Conde de Camino, in his wars against the Fusquenlla Brotherhood with arms and money. John Sequeiros’ married his daughter Donna Maria  off to Sanchez Benavides, giving them the tower and fifth Buster (Sao Tome today in Vigo) and the lands she added, which helped to found the site of Siqueiros in Galicia. This  was always attached to the tower in Silva, regaining Ozores de Seanes, which the family still possesses.


In this house of Sao Tome, which had jurisdiction over the town of Priego, Philip IV, in 1643, granted the title of Count of Priego in the person of its owner, Don Baltasar de Sequeiros, whose granddaughter lost her surname Sequeiros, by marrying his mother, entering the Ozores, as aforesaid, and continues to possess the Palace of Santo Tomé (Vigo) today.


This information came from the palace above, in which are preserved many details of the data and Sequeiros surname which spread to other houses in the region that are considered derivatives of the Palace of Santo Tome.

The surnamed Sequeira, Portugal, brought the same weapons as the Sequeiros, a clear indication that both surnames are variants of the same lineage.


The same shield, but increased in the manner as detailed, the ancestral home of Sequera de Haza, in place of the judicial party name in Roa, in the province of Burgos, a fact which seems to confirm that their origin was the same of Sequeiros and Sequeira.


Heraldic and Genealogical Encyclopedia, Dictionary of Surnames