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Surname: Portela

Surname: Portela

adeville (View posts)
Posted: 976104000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1066258498000
Surnames: Portela, Ruiz, Mora, Cruz

I need information on the surname Portela. Specifically, I am researching information for the lineage of Clotilte Portela y Mora, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, daughter of Joaquin Portela y Ruiz and Maria de Jesus Mora y Cruz.

I do not know the year of her birth; however, I do know that she married Agustin Diaz de Villegas y Alvarez. The information I have is derived from the book "Historia de Familias Cubanas," which, unfortunately, does not contain dates of birth for all persons. My estimate is that Clotilde married Agustin in the early or mid-1870s. Assuming she married in her 20s, she must have been born around 1850.

I also have information on the Portela surname from the same book, but I can find no Clotilde in it. My eyes could be going googley by now from reading all those names, but I tried again and still can't find it.

I'd appreciate any info on this family.

Thanks in advance.

Clotilde Portela in my family.... (View posts)
Posted: 1013905687000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1065131620000
Surnames: Portela, Margolles
There is a Clotilde Portela from Cienfuegos in my family, but the info I have on her is not the same as yours. Could there be 2 Clotilde Portelas from Cienfuegos??

My Clotilde Portela is Maria Clotilde (Cota) Portela y Margolles, daughter of Manuel Portela and Luisa Margolles y Roca. She must've been born sometime in the late 1800's. These were her siblings: Queta, Haydee, Dora, Gilda, Jose Miguel, Jose Ramon (one of these 2 Jose's went to Puerto Rico to live, I don't know which), Maria Luisa, and Manuel Antonio (my great-grandfather, b. 01/02/1895 - d. 05/30/1974 Cuba).

The descendants of Manuel Antonio Portela are planning a reunion next month. This is a long shot, but if anyone out there is a descendant of any of his siblings, please email me & let's see if we can get to know some new family members!


Re: Clotilde Portela in my family....

Leon Chavarri (View posts)
Posted: 1020026312000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1064255013000
Surnames: Portela
Hi Rita:
Yo tambien soy de Cienfuegos...alli conoci a Jacinto Portela y a su esposa Cuquita Villalon...asi como a Nancy Portela que hoy vive en Londres.........No hace mucho descubri que
tengo el apellido Portela entre mis antepasados...Mi tatara-
buelo era Jose Jacinto Socarras y Portela...hijo de Diego
Antonio Socarras y de Gertrudis Portela Jose Jacinto debio
haber nacido ca. 1800 en Yaguaramas que hoy se conoce como Rodas...... Veo oque tien algunos parientes Torralbas
naturales de Rodas...pienso que si estoy de suerte podria tener alguna informacion de mi antepasado....Se supone que los archivos de la Iglesia de Rodas fueron quemados durante
la Guerra de Independencia o asi me informaron.....
Gracias anticipadas,
Leon Chavarri
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