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The Portuguese Carvalho original coat of arms, as used by the Marquis of Pombal.

Carvalho or De Carvalho(Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐɾˈvaʎu]), meaning 'oak', is a Portuguese surname, also sometimes used as a Sephardic Jewish surname[1] as well as by families with genetic Norman descent.[2].

The surname is most popular in Portugal, Brazil, Galicia (although in Galicia it may be spelled "Carbajal" or 'Carvallo' or 'Carballo'), the former Portuguese African colonies (Angola, Mozambique, etc.) and people from the State of Goa in India as well as from Vasai, a town to the north of Mumbai in India.



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  1. ^ "Carvalho as a Sephardic name -". Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ "Kit/ID PSBUR in y-Haplogroups I1 and I2". Retrieved 2018-06-05.