Surname Saturday: Pacheco de Resendes

Surname Saturday: Pacheco de Resendes

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This week I’m tackling the Pacheco de Resendes line of Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.

My Great Great Grandfather, Jozimas de Braga, was born to Jacintho Jose de Braga and Rosa de Medeiros Pacheco.  Rosa starts the Pacheco de Resendes tree even if she didn’t use the surname.

Rosa was born 4 May 1810 in Maia.  She married Jacintho Jose de Braga (b. 21 Sep 1806, Maia), in Maia in 1829.  Her line goes on for many generations and links to nobility across Europe.  I’m going to focus only on the one surname.  I don’t want to break the internet.

Rosa was one of 11 children of Antonio Pacheco de Resendes and Anna de Jesus.  The children of Antonio and Anna were Michaella, Remigio, Maria, Francisco, Francisca, Antonia I, Jacinta I, Antonia II, Rosa, Manoel, and Jacinta II.  Rosa’s brother, Remigio Pacheco, is the ancestor of people who migrated to Massachusetts ca 1900 and used the surnames Pacheco, Remigio, and Romiza (which is how Remigio was pronounced by the family).

Pacheco de Resendes goes out five generations from Antonio.  It starts with the paternal line, then shifts to the maternal, and back to the paternal.  It ends with Capitao Bartholomeu Pacheco de Resendes, born in 1700 in Maia to Paolo Pacheco and Aldonca de Rezende.  Bartholomeu married Barbara Cabral de Mello in Maia in 1653.

There are three more ancestors in this line after Bartholomeu.  They use the Pacheco surname.  The last ancestor, Pedro Vaz Pacheco, was born in Portugal, probably in the mid 1500s.  Pedro Vaz Pacheco is my twelfth great grandfather.

This is the ahnentafel chart for Rosa.  Notice the numbers skip (and so do the surnames!) as it goes from paternal to maternal to paternal again.


Ahnentafel of Rosa de Medeiros PACHECO – 1 Oct 2011

First Generation
1.  Rosa de Medeiros PACHECO: born on 4 Mar 1810 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island.

Second Generation
2.  Antonio Pacheco de REZENDES: born on 6 Apr 1776 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; married on 28 Aug 1797 in Divino Esperito Santo, Maia, Sao Miguel, Acores; died after 1816.
3.  Anna de JESUS: born about 1777; died after 1816.

Third Generation
4.  Manoel Pacheco de REZENDES: born about 1745 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; died on 20 Aug 1797.
5.  Catarina de MELLO E MEDEIROS: born on 30 Apr 1740 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island.

Fourth Generation
8.  Manuel Pacheco RESENDES: born on 5 Feb 1700 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; married on 11 Feb 1727 in Espirito Santo, Maia, Sao Miguel Acores.
9.  Josefa Costa CARNEIRO: born about 1700 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island.

Fifth Generation
16.  Jordao de SOUSA: born on 4 May 1678 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; married on 1 Nov 1696 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; died before Feb 1727.
17.  Francisca de Resendes TAVARES: born about 1680 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island.

Sixth Generation
34.  Diogo Pacheco RESENDES: born before 16 Sep 1624 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; married on 18 Dec 1679 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; died in 1710.
35.  Maria Tavares PRIVADO: born about 1655 in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island; died before 1 Nov 1696.

Seventh Generation
68.  Capitao Bartholomeu Pacheco de RESENDE: married on 22 Jul 1653 in Porto Formoso, Sao Miguel Isl., Acores.
69.  Barbara Cabral de MELLO.

Eighth Generation
136.  Paulo PACHECO.
137.  Aldonca de REZENDE.

Ninth Generation
272.  Mateus Vaz PACHECO: married.
273.  Susana AFONSO.

Tenth Generation
544.  Pedro Vaz PACHECO: born in Portugal; married.
545.  ??? ???.


2 thoughts on “Surname Saturday: Pacheco de Resendes

  1. Hello, I am also a decendant of Pedro Vaz Pacheco, and I guess that makes us distant cousins. I was wondering if you have found anything about Pedro. My tree ends at him on my maternal line. I know he came from Algarve and he was married twice, but beyond his children’s names, I don’t know anything about him. My grandfather’s name was Joao Pacheco Vaz de Castro, and we currently have a street named after him in the town of Maia because of his being “mayor” for a number of years. We (my family) visit Maia frequently and I am always drawn to these roots. I live in Ontario Canada and it is a pleasure to meet you, cousin. Estrella.

  2. It’s always nice to meet a new cousin! I have sent you an email about our lines. I’m wondering if you and I might have more recent connections since my roots in Maia go back to the original settlers.

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