Manuel Vieira de Sousa

13 May 1931–9 March 2009 (Age 77)
Fânzeres, Gondomar, Porto, Portugal

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Manuel Vieira de Sousa was born on 13 May 1931, in Fânzeres, Gondomar, Porto, Portugal. He died on 9 March 2009, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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Manuel Vieira de Sousa
Ana dos Santos Delindro

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Galician and Portuguese:1. religious byname from Portuguese vieria ‘scallop’ (Late Latin veneria, a derivative of the name of Venus; the goddess was often depicted riding on a scallop). The scallop was a symbol of the pilgrim who had been to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela. 2. habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Vieiria.

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