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Wilmer Francisco Gracia (View posts)
Posted: 27 Oct 2000 12:15PM GMT
We are 3 brothers and 2 sisters from Corozal P.R. looking to find our family roots from around the world.

Need info on granddad/Catano/Gracia

A.Gracia (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2000 4:48PM GMT
My grandmother was Rosario Camacho, came to New York when separated from husband. I do not know who my grandfather was or any relatives from his side. They lived in Catano Puerto Rico anybody know?

Need info on granddad/Catano/Gracia

A.Gracia (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2000 4:48PM GMT
My grandmother was Rosario Camacho, came to New York when separated from husband. I do not know who my grandfather was or any relatives from his side. They lived in Catano Puerto Rico anybody know?

Re: gracia family

Carlos Gabriel Gracia (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2001 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gracia
Hola, Wilmer!
While browsing in the net about my last name I found this site and I decided to answer your posting. Unfortunately, my knowledege of my family history is closer to null, but I do can tell you a little bit of what I know about the Gracia family that lives and thrives in the Northeast of Mexico and Southwest U.S. Mainly our family came from a very old and little fishing town in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. The surname started to spread from migration to more bustling towns like Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Texas about 70 to 80 years ago. Now, our last name, is quite common is the region that comprise that end of the state of Texas and the northeasternmost part of Tamaulipas. Strangely enough, the surname is not that frequent (and I can even say rare) outside of that realm. I'm glad there is people who know more about it. I always thought that there was a mistake somewhere long time ago and we got stuck with Gracia instead of Garcia. I'm happy to see there is more people all over this continent and abroad with the same surname. I'll try to find more about the origins of our surname in this part of the world and will post it for you guys.
Gracias y que se la pasen bien.
Carlos G. Gracia

Re: gracia family

Posted: 5 Dec 2001 4:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Dec 2002 6:01PM GMT
I must say that I am quite impressed with your knowledge of the history of the Gracia surname in Mexico. My maternal grandfather was from the Northeastern coast of Mexico, near Matamoros, before he crossed into Texas and settled in Mercedes, TX. His name was Juan Gracia, and married Maria Sauceda, whose family was also from just south of the Matamoros area. As for Juan physical features, and those of his family as I have been told, are light-complected, light colored hair and colored eyes. These genes are strong and and shared by many of my Gracia relatives.

Re: gracia family

Carlos G. Gracia (View posts)
Posted: 8 Dec 2001 12:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hola, Aaron!
Well, thank you for your kind words! Unfortunately, my knowldege is limited to the information provided by relatives.Yes, you are right. What I know is that my family came from a town named San Fernando, Tamaulipas (right in the Northeastern coast). There was 5 siblings: Pedro, Cayetano, Carlos, Ricardo and Luz Gracia-Cardiel. Ricardo decided to stay and continue fishing shrimp in the Laguna Madre until his dead several years ago. The rest migrated to Matamoros, Tamaulipas and formed families there. My Father says that his tia Luz still live in Brownsville and his tios Cayetano and Pedro passed away about two years ago (my grandfather died when I was ten). My Father (Carlos Gracia-Canales)keeps close contact with his immediate cousins and he and my grandmother have more information about the family history. One thing my grandfather used to say: "If your last name is Gracia and your family came from San Fernando, we are relatives".
I hope this information will help you.
Gracias y nos vemos!
Carlos

Re: gracia family

Posted: 9 Dec 2001 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Dec 2002 6:01PM GMT
Hola Carlos!

Thank you very much for replying. The information you supplied me was very interesting. I called my mother today to ask her if any of the names sounded familiar. She did tell me that your uncle Pedro's name sounded very familiar. She remembers her father and mother, Juan and Maria Gracia, use the name on occasions.

My mother, whose name is also Maria, gave me the names of her father's siblings: Manuel, Luis, Inez, Trinidad and Candida. Her father Juan was originally named Jose, but his mother changed Jose's name to Juan after her husband, Juan Gracia, died. In addition, the elder Juan Gracia married his cousin, whose last name was also Gracia. The younger Juan and his siblings grew up in San Fernando, and moved to Matamoros, Brownsville and Mercedes when they became older.

The younger Juan married Maria Sauceda, whose family was also from south of Matamoros. They had nine children: Dora, Carlos, Elida, Amelia, Juan, Maria (my mother), Roberto, Alonzo, and Mario. Each one in turn had several children of their own. Now, the family has spread out from Mercedes to Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston, and me, who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There still are several that remain in Mercedes.

I hope that this information is helpful to you. Over the last few years, my mother and some of her siblings have become very interested in researching their ancestral roots. They have been very succesful in compiling an extended list of their Sauceda side. They even held a family reunion with all the long lost Saucedas in July, 2000. Now I am sure that they would want to do the same for their Gracia side. So if you have any additional information, we will be one step closer to holding a Gracia reunion. As you said in your reply, we probably are related.

Adios for now!

Aaron

Re: gracia family

Posted: 21 Dec 2001 10:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
I happen to be married to a Francisco Gracia Quintana, his father and grand-father are also named Francisco Gracia. His grand-father is from Corozal, PR and his second last name is Ortiz. He was born circa 1915 and was married to Iluminada Rolon. He also has 2 daughters (Blanca and Betty).
Saludos,

Re: gracia family

Posted: 26 Mar 2002 5:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am also a native of Corozal. I am researching the Gracia surname looking for any relatives of my gg grandmother Leocadia Gracia, born about 1817. She married my
gg grandfather Eugenio Matos and probably lived in Barrio Cedro Abajo or Cedro Arriba of Naranjito. They were the parents of my g grandmother Delfina Matos Gracia who died in Corozal in 1899. Could you give me names of your parents, grandparents, etc. to see if we can make a connection. Hope to hear from you soon.

Ing. Nieves Aponte

Re: gracia family

Moises Colon Muñoz (View posts)
Posted: 28 Apr 2002 10:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Degracia,Gracia ,Rivera,Negron
Hola que bien es encontrar personas como usted que desean saber sobre nuestros apellidos mi familia proviene de Corozal se dice que esta familia es una sola familia tambien encontrara que el apellido varia por ejemplo tengo un tatarabuelo que firmaba de Gracia pero luego sus parientes firman Gracia
me gustaria hablar mas sobre estas familia escribame a mi email Moises_Colon_Munoz@hotmail.com
sinceramente y talves un pariente
Moises Colon Muñoz
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