Surname Saturday: Silva of Conceicao

Surname Saturday: Silva of Conceicao

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I’m working through my paternal Portuguese family tree for Surname Saturday. This week I am going to cover my Silva line of Conceicao.

The Silva’s are ancestors of my Great Grandfather, Theodoro Pacheco (aka Theodore P. Smith). The line begins with Jose da Silva, born circa 1670 in Conceicao, Ribeira Granda, Sao Miguel Island, Azores. Jose married Isabel da Costa of the same village.

You’ll notice that this line differs from the ones I have been covering the past few weeks. Instead of the surname being passed down from the Mother, it is being passed down from the Father.

Jose and Isabel had a son, Sebastiao da Silva. He was born in Conceicao ca 1700. Sebastiao married Maria Pereira in 1720 in Conceicao. I do not know who Maria’s parents were.

Sebastiao and Maria had a daughter, Maria. Maria married Jose Ferreira Grota, 16 Aug 1749 in Conceicao. Joao was a native of Estrela, Ribeira Grande. He was the son of Manoel Rebelo and Julia Ferreira.

Maria and Joao had two sons: Narciso Jose Ferreira Grota and Joao Rebelo Grota. Narciso is my ancestor. He is my 4th Great Grandfather–Grandfather of Theodoro Pacheco noted above.

This is the Silva Line:

Ahnentafel of Maria da SILVA – 24 Jun 2011
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First Generation

1. Maria da SILVA: born in Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Açores; died before 1783.

Second Generation

2. Sebastiao da SILVA: born in Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Açores; married on 7 Jul 1720 in Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Açores.

3. Maria PEREIRA: born in Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Açores.

Third Generation

4. Jose da SILVA: born in Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Açores.

5. Isabel da COSTA: born in Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Açores.

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