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Meneses, sometimes Menezes in Portuguese, was originally a noble surname which originated in Montes Torozos, a region in Tierra de Campos, northeast of Valladolid and southeast of Palencia. The ancestor of the Meneses lineage was Tello PĂ©rez de Meneses. The family wealth and power grew remarkably along the 13th and 14th centuries, through several marriages with the Castilian and Portuguese royal families.

As a surname, Meneses may refer to: