Hi Nelson, I am a goan, born in Zanzibar and my father hails from Goa. There were and still are plenty of Almeida spread out in Goa. I could identify three specific places in that country. The name Almeida is derived from the arabic version AlMeida meaning a table laden with food from heaven. There is also a place (region) on the north east of Portugal called Almeida. There was in also in history a famous explorer called Francisco D'Almeida who travelled from Portugal to Goa and of course through several African countries.