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Need Help With Family Surname Mystery.

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Need Help With Family Surname Mystery.

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pacheco, DeSilva, Tavares, Botelhio, Medieros
My husbands Great Grandfather was from San Miguel Portugal (Azores) Manuel Rapoza DeSilva/ DaSilva. He married Maria De Concesao Botelhio and had the following children: Angelo Joseph, Peter Pacheco, Emily, Celestina, Alicia, Evangelina, Maria De Asencion, Joseph, Maria De Anges, Manuel DeSilva. Now the story passed down the line is that Angelo Joseph came over to America with his sister Emily and her husband Joseph Decurt. When he got to America he changed his name to Angelo Joseph Pacheco (taking his twin brothers middle name) and using as his last name.. thinking it sounded more Americanized. This is the story I have heard but I do not know if this is a fact and would like to find help with others that might match this family or from someone who can do a look up possibly in Portugal for family records and see where the Pacheco name came from. I really don't even know where to start. Any suggestions or can anyone help me?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ReginaPacheco 22 Jul 2008 1:07AM GMT 
spra100076 26 Jan 2009 5:06AM GMT 
ReginaPacheco 2 Feb 2009 10:24PM GMT 
spra100076 2 Feb 2009 10:54PM GMT 
ReginaPacheco 3 Feb 2009 1:53PM GMT 
deb_dellinger 31 May 2012 10:49PM GMT 
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