I just typed in my last name in the google search engine and came to this site. I'm curious about my geneology so I thought I'd say hi to you all. I'm from Guyana, and I have known for some time now that my surname is Portuguese. I didn't know about the possible Middle Eastern origin, though. I'm a Religion Teacher for a Catholic school in Florida. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to exchange info. I'm not exactly geneologically savy, but I can speak of my own family.