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English Brazilian

This article is about Brazilian people of English descent. For English people of Brazilian descent see: Brazilian British
English Brazilian
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Southern Brazil · São Paulo · Rio de Janeiro · Pernambuco · Amazonas
Portuguese · English
Protestantism · Roman Catholicism · Irreligion
Related ethnic groups

Other English, British and Brazilian people, specially Confederados and other American Brazilians, Brazilian diaspora in Anglosphere countries

Other White Brazilians of West and Northern European or Protestant origin as Irish, Scottish, Belgian, Dutch, Scandinavian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, German (ethnic Germans also among Czech, Russian and Polish immigrants), Austrian, Swiss, Luxembourger and French Brazilians

English Brazilian (Portuguese: Anglo-brasileiro) is a Brazilian person of full, partial, or predominantly English ancestry, or an English-born person residing in Brazil.


Colonial-era economic influences and the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance led to the settlement of English merchants and others in Brazil. After Brazilian independence, Britain was Brazil's main commercial partner; Britain financed part of the Brazil's industrialization, building railroads, including the São Paulo Railway (SPR).

In the 1920 Republican Census, there were 9,637 "Englishmen" in Brazil (probably, all British citizens were counted as "Englishmen"). The states with the majority of English origin were:

  1. São Paulo (2,198),
  2. Federal District - which was the Rio de Janeiro city - (2,057),
  3. Minas Gerais (1,709), and
  4. Pernambuco (1,123).[1]

Brazilian cities settled by the English during the same period, include:

  1. Rio de Janeiro city (2,057),
  2. São Paulo (1,212),
  3. Recife (980),
  4. Santos (555), and
  5. Niterói (459).[2]

Cultural influence

One of their major contributions at the cultural level was the establishment of several football clubs, including São Paulo Athletic Club and Fluminense Football Club.

Notable English Brazilians

See also


  1. ^ Recenseamento do Brazil. Realizado em 1 de Setembro de 1920. População (1a parte). População do Brazil por Estados, municipios e districtos, segundo o sexo, o estado civil e a nacionalidade. (1926) – pages 312 to 317
  2. ^ Recenseamento do Brazil. Realizado em 1 de Setembro de 1920. População (1a parte). População do Brazil por Estados, municipios e districtos, segundo o sexo, o estado civil e a nacionalidade. (1926)

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