This family has its origins in the marriage of Alfonso Enríquez, Count of Gijón and Noreña (natural son of King Henry II of Castile) with Isabel of Portugal (natural daughter of King Ferdinand I of Portugal). Their marriage was one of the clauses of the Treaty of Santarém signed in 1373, between the two peninsular kingdoms.
People bearing the name include:
- Fernando de Noronha, 2nd Count of Vila Real, (son of Alfonso of Gijón-Noreña and Isabel of Portugal), governor of Ceuta
- Afonso de Noronha, viceroy of Portuguese India
- Miguel de Noronha, 4th Count of Linhares, viceroy of Portuguese India
- Camila de Noronha, early 17th-century Portuguese noblewoman, married to Gonçalo Pires de Carvalho
- Francisco Noronha (1748-1787), botanist
- Frederick Noronha, Indian journalist
- Fernão de Noronha (15th century/16th century), corruption of the name of Portuguese explorer, Fernão de Loronha.
- Melvyn Noronha, Voice of Goa 2010, International Awarded Fashion Designer, Theater Actor, Fashion Mentor
- Osnar Noronha, Peruvian footballer.
- Rodrigo António de Noronha e Meneses, governor of the Kingdom of the Algarve, mid 18th century.
- Alfredo Eduardo Barreto de Freitas Noronha (1918 – 2003), Brazilian football player.
- Paulo Francisco Noronha (1966 - 1988), Olympian for the Republic Of Mozambique
- Fernando de Noronha, Brazilian island group in the Atlantic Ocean
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