Valladares is not a typical Indian name; in fact it is not an Indian name at all. Yet, there are a lot of people with this family name living in the states of Maharashtra (primarily in Mumbai), as well as in Goa. It may be spelt as "Valadares" or "Valladares". It is also (less commonly) spelt as Valladarez. The Valladares' from Mumbai would belong to the East Indian community.

This name has its origins in part of Galicia, currently between Spain and Portugal, near Pontevedra. It comes from the word "valladar", meaning "fence". The name was accepted by members of the local population on the west coast of India, when they converted from their local faith to Christianity. The practice, at that time, was to adopt the converting "padre's" (priest), family name or the name of the new convert's sponsor. In addition to this name other Portuguese names are also visible in the population of the states mentioned earlier: Alvares, Baretto, Carnero, D'Souza, Fernandes, Lemos, Misquitta, Nunes, Oliveira, Patrao, Rodrigues, Sequeira, Vieira, Zuzarte, amongst others.

One Valladares family has some of its roots in Duarte's Oat in Girguam, Mumbai.

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