The family Coast is very old in Portugal, had its solar one in Fifth of the Coast, in the judicial district of Guimares, with tower and vault, of that he was Mr. Gonalo of the Coast, in the time of king D. Affonso I. This property was of its descendants until the year of 1400 they had lost where it for crimes. She is very extensive family, who if divides in many branches with very illustrious houses in Portugal and Brazil at two moments: during the captainships and later with the General Governments (Book of the Tower of the Tumble, fl. 15). This family northeast Coast entered in Brazil with As General Governor, Duarte of the Coast, first if installing in the Bahia, later had been occupying the hinterland of the Paraiba, the Cear, of Alagoas and finally, they had participated actively of the settling of Pernambuco. Duarte of the Coast brought its son who, even so did not leave descending already counted on other representative Coasts, in Brazil, since the hereditary captainships, with Pero of the Coast and Pear tree of the Coast, all governors of some provincial one, in the case of Pernambuco, the colonial period, as the ones were custom to have this position that were of the same family, a true dynasty of administrators, as well as Coelho and Albuquerque in Recife and Petrolina. It consists in documents that the founder of Parnamirim, the Lieutenant? Colonel Martinho of Coast Agra descends of family Coast more old than Brazil is in since captainships, in view of that it was in the Bahia, the Paraiba, Minas Gerais and Pernambuco that the family Coast governed, coincidently, in the spaces of the old captainships, being many of its membroseram governing of provinces, lieutenant, colonels and captains. In Parnamirim he still has many representatives of this family, between them the descendants of Martinho of the Coast, more known as? Agras.