Nancy Requested more info on the name "Pimentel". Pimentel is a Sephardic Jewish/Portuguese/Spanish last name of some nobility. "Pimentel" was actually christianized during and after the Inquisition. This name is almost exclusively an Ibero-Jewish name. To this day in Portugal and Spain, almost all the "Pimentels" will claim that they are descendants of the Jewish Portuguese conversos (the Portuguese Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity about 500 years ago). Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me for further info.