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Surname Saturday: Pacheco

Pacheco is one main surnames of my maternal family tree.  The line originates from Fenais de Vera Cruz (aka Fenais d’Ajuda), Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.

My first known ancestor with this surname is Francisca Pacheco, b. ca 1730, Fenais de Vera Cruz.  I do not know who her husband was.

She had at least one son, Jose Pacheco, born in Sao Pedro, Nordestinho, Sao Miguel Island.  He married Francisca Theresa, the daughter of Francisco Perreira Furtado and Joana de Medeiros, on 26 Feb 1791 in Fenais de Vera Cruz.

The couple had a son, Joao Pacheco, who was also known as Joao Pacheco Grande.  The Grande can refer to his status in the community, his girth, or that he was the older Joao (with a son also name Joao).  Or, maybe he thought himself grand. LOL

Joao married Jacintha Rosa Ferreira, the daughter of Narciso Jose Ferreira Grota and Ana de Jesus, on 24 April 1815 in Fenais de Vera Cruz.

The couple had at least five children.  My ancestor was Jacintho Pacheco, a person who I’ve found very little information on.  He was born ca. 1720 and died sometime between 1876 and 1882.  I do know that he was a sapateiro, a shoemaker, which makes him somewhat different from the field laborers that make up my tree.

He married Ana Jacinta de Melo, from the nearby village of Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, the daughter of Jose Francisco de Melo and Rosa Pimentel.  They were married around 1860.  I’ve haven’t been able to locate a record of their marriage in either village, which is so frustrating!

Jacintho died before the family migrated to Hawaii in 1882.  Ana Jacintha was a widow, bringing 6 of her 8 children with her.  They settled in Kilauea, Kauai, where they worked the Kilauea Sugar Plantation.  The oldest came on his own a year or so later.  Another daughter either died before they left or was left behind–a common practice.

The Pacheco surname mutates from here.  My line becomes Smith to hide the fact that my Great Grandfather had leprosy and was smuggled to California (a story for another day and another post).  Some of his siblings took the surname Algravia and it’s variants Algarva and Algrava.  I do not know why.   So far, I have found no connection to that surname and this line.  It could be an ancestral name, a village where someone was born, the surname of someone the family held dearly, or any number of other ideas.  Why they adopted it is also a mystery.  It may have been to cover the trail of my smuggled Great Grandfather, though that doesn’t make much sense.  Some came to California with Pacheco, changed to Algravia, and changed back to Pacheco.  Some never used Algravia or the variants ever.  Oh, how I wish someone in my family kept a diary!

The Pacheco’s were quite prolific.  I am fairly sure they were plotting to populate the entire island of Kauai on their own.  In order to not blow up anyone’s computer, I’ll stick to six generations for this descendants list.

Descendant List of Francisca PACHECO – 30 Oct 2010
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1-Francisca PACHECO (-)
. .2-Jose PACHECO (-)
. . +Francisca THERESA (abt 1771-)
. . . 3-Joao PACHECO (abt 1795-)
. . .  +Jacintha Rosa FERREIRA (abt 1795-bef 6 Jul 1876)
. . . . .4-Jacintho PACHECO (abt 1820-bet 1876 and 1882)
. . . . . +Ana Jacinta de MELO (abt 1830-4 Dec 1902)
. . . . . . 5-Antonio PACHECO (bet 1850 and 1863-15 Dec 1932)
. . . . . .  +??? ??? (abt 1860-bef 1889)
. . . . . .  +Alexandrina JOSE (bet Apr 1866 and 1877-17 Feb 1948)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria PACHECO (13 Jan 1890-27 Dec 1961)
. . . . . . . .6-Louisa PACHECO (bet 1891 and 1893-30 Jul 1970)
. . . . . . . .6-Rosa PACHECO (abt 24 May 1892-13 Apr 1984)
. . . . . . . .6-Manuel PACHECO (9 Jul 1897-21 Oct 1928)
. . . . . . . .6-Jacinth PACHECO (15 Mar 1900-abt 1901)
. . . . . . . .6-John “Secondhand” PACHECO (30 Oct 1901-21 Aug 1992)
. . . . . . . .6-Frances PACHECO (11 Aug 1905-1 Jul 1971)
. . . . . . . .6-Antonio PACHECO Jr. (13 Dec 1907-17 Dec 1907)
. . . . . . . .6-Unknown PACHECO (bet 1900 and 1910-bef 19 Apr 1910)
. . . . . . . .6-Sofia “Sophie” PACHECO (25 Feb 1911-13 Jun 1999)
. . . . . . . .6-Beatrice PACHECO (abt 6 May 1918-13 Jan 2003)
. . . . . . 5-Manoel “Manuel Algravia” PACHECO Sr. (27 Feb 1863-23 Mar 1945)
. . . . . .  +Jacintha Rosa MONIZ (abt 1868-25 Apr 1940)
. . . . . . . .6-Jacinto “Jesse” PACHECO (Jan 1886 or 30 Sep 1885-11 May 1930)
. . . . . . . .6-Antonio “Knob of the Door” PACHECO (2 Nov 1888 or Mar 1888-26 Feb 1958)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria “Maria Algrava” PACHECO (3 May 1890 or Nov 1890-14 Feb 1961)
. . . . . . . .6-Louisa “Lucy Algrava” PACHECO (Jan 1892 or 6 Mar 1893-8 Sep 1964)
. . . . . . . .6-Bertha “Bertha Andrew” PACHECO (Oct 1894 or Apr 1894-6 Dec 1941)
. . . . . . . .6-Joao “John Algrava” PACHECO (Feb 1896 or 30 Aug 1896-24 Jan 1960)
. . . . . . . .6-Manuel “Manuel Algrava” PACHECO Jr. (1 Jun 1898-1 Sep 1972)
. . . . . . . .6-Anna PACHECO (27 Dec 1899-9 Aug 1968)
. . . . . . . .6-Pulunaro “Peter” PACHECO (28 Apr 1902-2 Mar 1971)
. . . . . . . .6-Catharina Ethel PACHECO (29 Apr 1904-4 Nov 1952)
. . . . . . . .6-Jorgina “Georgina Algrava” PACHECO (29 Jun 1907-16 Apr 1991)
. . . . . . . .6-Joseph “Joseph Algrava” PACHECO (17 Jun 1909-7 Dec 1966)
. . . . . . . .6-William P. ALGARVA (abt 4 Jan 1913-25 Aug 1914)
. . . . . . 5-Jose PACHECO Sr. (29 Jan 1865-30 Aug 1916)
. . . . . .  +Francisca de Jesus “Frances” BONITA (8 Feb 1868-20 Jul 1898)
. . . . . . . .6-Francisco “Frank” PACHECO (20 May 1887-22 Mar 1953)
. . . . . . . .6-Manuel A. “Pushking” PACHECO (8 May 1892-16 Jan 1970)
. . . . . . . .6-Rosa “Rosie” PACHECO (Feb 1894 or 1895-abt 1920)
. . . . . . . .6-Joseph or Joe PACHECO Jr. (18 Jun 1898-30 Jul 1898)
. . . . . .  +Maria NUNES DE SOUZA (17 Jan 1877 or Apr 1878-6 Aug 1942)
. . . . . . . .6-Unknown PACHECO (10 Nov 1899-)
. . . . . . . .6-Joseph M. “The Box Man” PACHECO Jr. (25 Apr 1901-27 Jun 1966)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria PACHECO (15 May 1902-11 Oct 1984)
. . . . . . . .6-Amelia PACHECO (27 Jul 1903-bef 1942)
. . . . . . . .6-Louis “Barney” PACHECO (10 Feb 1905-26 Oct 1975)
. . . . . . . .6-John “Cowboy” PACHECO (6 Jul 1907-22 Jan 1973)
. . . . . . . .6-George I PACHECO (15 Jun 1909-8 May 1911)
. . . . . . . .6-Alfred “Fred” PACHECO Sr. (3 Oct 1910-12 Dec 1994)
. . . . . . . .6-George PACHECO II (10 Aug 1913-16 Oct 1984)
. . . . . . 5-Maria PACHECO (16 Mar 1868-)
. . . . . . 5-Joao PACHECO Sr. (9 Nov 1869-2 Oct 1906)
. . . . . .  +Joanna GONSALVES CARDOZO (abt 24 Dec 1875-31 Mar 1952)
. . . . . . . .6-Francisco “Frank Algrava” PACHECO (4 Oct 1895-13 Dec 1960)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria “Mary Red” PACHECO (4 Sep 1896/97-15 Mar 1965)
. . . . . . . .6-Theodore G. PACHECO (31 Aug 1899-18 Dec 1919)
. . . . . . . .6-Antone “Red” PACHECO (4 Jun 1901-22 Jul 1975)
. . . . . . . .6-Isabella “Bella DeBraga” PACHECO (18 Oct 1903-22 Jun 1993)
. . . . . . . .6-John “Sailor” PACHECO Jr. (20 May 1905-20 Apr 1982)
. . . . . . . .6-Helen “Helen Red” PACHECO (17 Dec 1906-4 Oct 1985)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria or Frances “Mary Curly” PACHECO (-aft 1982)
. . . . . . 5-Francisco “Frank Algravia” PACHECO Sr. (29 Nov 1870-22 Mar 1937)
. . . . . .  +Alexandria de CAIRES (Oct 1872 or 14 May 1874/75-7 Jan 1951)
. . . . . . . .6-Jose A. “Joe Fat” PACHECO (20 Jan 1892-19 Sep 1976)
. . . . . . . .6-Theodore A. PACHECO (18 Mar 1893/94-26 Sep 1969)
. . . . . . . .6-Manuel A. PACHECO (12 May 1895 or Mar 1895-18 May 1966)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria PACHECO (1 Jan 1897-15 Jul 1994)
. . . . . . . .6-Sophia or Sophie Beatrice PACHECO (26 Nov 1898-26 Jun 1942)
. . . . . . . .6-Frank PACHECO (7 Dec 1899-7 Dec 1900)
. . . . . . . .6-Francisco A. PACHECO Jr. (11 Jun 1903-abt 1989)
. . . . . . . .6-Eva PACHECO (12 May 1909-30 Jun 1912)
. . . . . . . .6-Helen PACHECO (30 Jan 1912-13 Apr 1912)
. . . . . . . .6-Rickea “Richard” PACHECO (30 Nov 1916-15 May 2003)
. . . . . . 5-Maria “Auntie Cosma” PACHECO (4 Apr 1874-7 Jun 1951)
. . . . . .  +Joaquim  “John Cosma” Jacinto da CAMARA (abt 2 Jan 1874-5 Jan 1941)
. . . . . . . .6-Joao Jessie C. “John” COSMA Jr. (abt May 1895-abt 5 Nov 1921)
. . . . . . . .6-Theodore “Teddy” COSMA (19 Oct 1898-4 Aug 1899)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria J. COSMA (16 Sep 1901-8 Oct 1991)
. . . . . . . .6-Christina COSMA (15 Nov 1904-)
. . . . . . . .6-Georgina “Jean” M. COSMA (bet 1903 and 1905-Oct 1989)
. . . . . . . .6-Frank J. COSMA Sr. (16 Oct 1907-22 Jun 1986)
. . . . . . . .6-Jesse J. COSMA (13 Nov 1909-30 Apr 1990)
. . . . . . . .6-Isabel L. COSMA (9 Oct 1911-31 Jan 1994)
. . . . . . . .6-Alice June COSMA (28 Oct 1914-21 Oct 1996)
. . . . . . 5-Theodoro PACHECO Sr. (29 Jun 1876-9 Dec 1914)
. . . . . .  +Maria Esperito Santo de BRAGA (2 Jun 1876-25 Feb 1938)
. . . . . . . .6-Jose “Joseph P. Smith” PACHECO (1 Oct 1896-4 Apr 1953)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria “Nanny” PACHECO (abt 6 Feb 1898-6 Feb 1979)
. . . . . . . .6-Whilhelm “Willie P. Smith” PACHECO (22 Jun 1899-1 Jan 1913)
. . . . . . . .6-Theodore “Kid Cyclone” PACHECO Jr. (12 Mar 1901-29 Oct 1960)
. . . . . . . .6-Saraphina PACHECO (28 Apr 1902-28 Apr 1902)
. . . . . . . .6-Joao Pacheco “Bohne” SMITH (28 Mar 1907-3 Dec 1957)
. . . . .4-Joanna Gertrudes PACHECO (-)
. . . . . +Francisco SOARES DE MELLO (-)
. . . . . . 5-Florinda do Carmo SOARES DE MELLO (14 Aug 1858-)
. . . . . .  +Manoel de SOUSA (-)
. . . . . . . .6-Maria SOUSA (abt 1881-)
. . . . .4-Manoel Pacheco FERREIRA (-)
. . . . . +Dona Maria Jacinta de BITTANCOURT (-)
. . . . . . 5-Maria Pacheco FERREIRA (1 Jul 1849-)
. . . . . +Joaquina MONIS DA ANNUNCIACAO (-)
. . . . . . 5-Maria Izabel Pacheco FERREIRA (4 Jul 1856-)
. . . . . . 5-Maria Pacheco FERREIRA (21 Jul 1857-)
. . . . .4-Maria Rosa PACHECO (-)
. . . . . +Jose SOARES DE MELLO (-)
. . . . . . 5-Maria SOARES DE MELLO (1 Nov 1849-)
. . . . .4-Jose Pacheco FERREIRA (-)
. . . . . +Thereza MEDEIROS (-)
. . . . . . 5-Maria Pacheco FERREIRA (29 Jul 1850-)
. . . . . . 5-Joao Pacheco FERREIRA (14 Mar 1856-)
. . . . . . 5-Jose Pacheco FERREIRA (6 Jul 1857-)

2 thoughts on “Surname Saturday: Pacheco

  1. Manuel P. Algrava born 07011898, died 09011972 is my grandfather. He had one daughter, Wilda Algrava (Hurtig) who is 91 years old and still lives in Commerce, CA. That would be my mother. I knew that my grandfather was born in Hawaii, and 2 years ago visited Kauai, not knowing which island he had been born on. I had strange vibes while I was there. Makes sense now.

  2. I meant his birthday was 06011898. He had a sister Jean that mom spoke of. No other info on that. Did find his obit. and it matches everything here.

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