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Carrol Lucas (View posts)
Posted: 938474946000
My grandfather was John Fernandes born June 17, 1892- Aug. ? 1991. My grandmother was Amelia ? Goncalves born: April 9, 1895- Jan. ? 1987. Moved to Fall River, Mass. in the U.S. Married in Azores, in St. Vincents church. PLEASE, I want to know my haratage, in proud to be a decendent from Portugal. Can anyone please help my?

Portuguese roots

José Paulo Alcobia Neves (View posts)
Posted: 938707496000
Dear Carol,
I´m not well informed about the families from the Portuguese autonomies. I'm just ansewring to suggest you to write to the São Vicente church with all the references you have and than, if you get the wedding certificate you´ll see the age and birth land of your grandparents. The next step will be to ask for the baptism registrations of your ancestors and so on.
About the origins of the family names Fernandes and Gonçalves, their both "patronimicos", this means that most probably about the 14th or 15th century a son of a Fernando became Fernandes and a son of a Gonçalo became Gonçalves. That´s why there are many different families with this same names.
Good luck.

Fernandes, Goncalves

Carrol Marie Fernandes, Lucas (View posts)
Posted: 938808563000
Thank you so much !!!! I will do that, God bless you !!!!!

Re: Fernandes/Goncalves

Posted: 1032321948000
Classification: Query
Carol , This is your little bro Mark A Fernandes, from Ludlow Massachusetts hope to hear from you soon I miss
you Love Mark
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