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Surname Saturday: Correa of Maia

Today I’m listing out my Correa line (also spelled Correya) of Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island.  This is a tiny maternal line that connects to my Paiva de Braga’s. Pedro de Paiva’s mother was Catharina Rocha.  She married Manoel de Paiva  on 28 Dec 1705, in Maia.  Manoel’s line can be found in the… Continue reading Surname Saturday: Correa of Maia

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Surname Saturday: Paiva of Maia and Achada

This week I’m carrying forward the paternal line of Manoel Paiva Braga–and it’s not Braga 😉  This continues the de Braga line that I posted about a few weeks ago. The Paiva’s line originates in Achada Grande, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  It then moves to Maia, Ribeira Grande, same island around 1700. Joao de… Continue reading Surname Saturday: Paiva of Maia and Achada

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Surname Saturday: de Mello of Maia and Povoacao

I’m back with another installment of Surname Saturday.  This week will focus on the de Mello’s of Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores. The de Mello’s are one the few families in my tree from the town of Maia who didn’t stay put.  The de Mello’s were originally from Povoacao.  My Great Great Grandmother,… Continue reading Surname Saturday: de Mello of Maia and Povoacao