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Surname Saturday: Costa Carneiro of Maia

Surname Saturday: Costa Carneiro of Maia

I took a brief hiatus from Surname Saturday.  I’m continuing through my Azorean maternal roots.  The last entry I did was on Pacheco de Resendes of Maia.  Today, I will post about the Costa Carneiro’s of Maia. The first person of this surname in my tree is Josefa Costa Carneiro.  She was my 6th great grandmother.  She was also my 6th cousin 9 times removed.  How do you like them cross circuits?  LOL  That’s what happens when a family lives…

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Surname Saturday: Pacheco de Resendes

Surname Saturday: Pacheco de Resendes

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…

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Surname Saturday: Correa of Maia

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 post Paiva of Maia and Achada. Catharina’s mother was Maria Coreya.  She married Manoel Viera in 1680 in Maia.  She died before Catharina was married….

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Surname Saturday: Paiva of Maia and Achada

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 Braga was born ca 1770 in Maia.  Her married Maria do Espirito Santo. Joao de Braga is my 4th great grandfather. Joao’s parents were Manoel…

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Surname Saturday: de Mello of Maia and Povoacao

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, Maria da Conceicao de Mello was born in Maia in 1845.  Her parents were Felicianno Francisco de Mello and Rosa Jacintha Boteilho, both of Maia….

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