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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Braganza

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Alt. Meaning

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

A is for adventure, take a new one today

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Z is for zeal, your zest for life.

A is for admirers, and all that you have!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Braganza

Catherine of Braganza was royalty. She was most active from 1662 to 1685. Catherine was born as the child of John IV of Portugal and Luisa de Guzmán on November 25th, 1638 in Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa. She passed away on December 31st, 1705.


Glenda was born in 1977.


She holds the title Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis. Maria was born as the child of Miguel, Duke of Braganza, and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg on September 3rd, 1899 in Schloss Fischhorn, Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria–Hungary. She breathed her last breath on June 23rd, 1971.


She was most prominent from 1952 to 1970. Isabel was born as the child of Miguel, Duke of Braganza, and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg on November 19th, 1894 in Kleinheubach. She left this life on January 12th, 1970.


Anita de Braganza was a socialite. She holds the title Princess Miguel of Braganza and Duchess of Viseu. Anita was given the name Anita Rhinelander Stewart on August 7th, 1886 in Elberon, New Jersey, U.S. Anita is also known as Princess Miguel of Braganza and Anita Stewart Morris. She died on September 15th, 1977.


Isabel was born as the child of Jaime and Duke of Braganza in 1514. Isabel is also known as Isabella; Elizabeth; Isabel de Bragança (Portuguese). She left this life on September 16th, 1576.


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Popularity of Braganza as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Braganza U.S.
  White 7.46% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Braganza

People with the last name Braganza are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Braganza

  • How Popular is the name Braganza? As a last name Braganza was the 45,569th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Braganza? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Braganza was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Braganza: Your name in reverse order is Aznagarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Graanzab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Braganza? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 469 people with the last name Braganza.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Braganza? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Braganza as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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