George Pimentel
George Pimentel answered

Pimentel (grower/seller of peppers, a pepper, or field of peppers) is a very well known Portuguese/Spanish Jewish surname. The Portuguese Jews controlled the selling of spices in Europe in the 1500s and 1600s. Many Iberian Jews adopted this surname during the forced conversions during the inquisition in the Portugal and Spain. Sephardic (Spain/Portugal) and Ashkenazi … Read more