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Luiz Mideiros Ladino; St Michaels Azores emigrated to New Bedford, Mass

Luiz Mideiros Ladino; St Michaels Azores emigrated to New Bedford, Mass

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Mar 2012 12:22PM GMT
Surnames: Ladino
Am looking for some insight into the significance of the de Miderios since the last name Ladino just signifies language. We have done DNA maternal line testing which revealed J1c3d Haplogroup.

Re: Luiz Mideiros Ladino; St Michaels Azores emigrated to New Bedford, Mass

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 12:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Mar 2012 12:26PM GMT
What's the significance between Luiz Mideiros Ladino and Sephardim and Sephardic Judaism?

Re: Luiz Mideiros Ladino; St Michaels Azores emigrated to New Bedford, Mass

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 4:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure what you are looking for. 1st, Ladino was the language the Sephardic Jews spoke in the Azores (as well as other places). Luiz is often translated to Louis and Mideiros (most likely Mederios) is often translated to Mark in the U.S. The Azoreans (and Portuguese) did not use surnames, or any patronymic naming convention for that matter, so your immigrant ancestor must have selected a surname upon immigration. Common choices from São Miguel were Gracia/Garcia, da Costa, and Coelho (Ladino for Cohen). But it could have been something else too. FYI, New Bedford was a popular destination for Azoreans due to the whaling trade. Many males worked their passage to the U.S. and then sent money for their wives to join them. You did not say the time frame for this immigration. Perhaps you can elaborate a little more.

Re: Luiz Mideiros Ladino; St Michaels Azores emigrated to New Bedford, Mass

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
He & his brother jumped aboard the ship " Small President " ( James Madison ) emigrated in 1887 from Ponta Delgada .It was quite an adventure for the 2 boys who both settled in New Bedford and married in with other Potuguese families.

Have been looking to link his family with other relatives, but so far not successful . male dna testing results J1c3d .
Thank you for your response.

Re: Luiz Mideiros Ladino; St Michaels Azores emigrated to New Bedford, Mass

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Between 1850 and 1923 (the year U.S. immigrations quotas began) more than 50% of the population left the Azores. Including almost all the Jews. The main reason for this was economic strife (and increasing antisemitism for the Jews). The Azores were a major resupply point between the old world and the new, but the clipper ship and the steam ship made continent to continent travel more practical. Anyway, most emigrants went to these locations; New Bedford, Boston, San Francisco (Hayward in the east bay and central valley towns like Gustine and Merced), Seattle, Honolulu, and New Zealand. Gustine, CA would be an especially good place to start searching. Also, many of the Jews were forced to convert to Catholicism (called conversos), but a significant number converted back after emigration. Many conversos also choose to immigrate to Amsterdam where they joined an already thriving Portuguese/Azorean Sephardic community there. So if I were looking for other relatives those would be the places I would start. Also, sadly check Yad Vashim for Holland records. That community in Holland was decimated by the Nazi's during the Holocaust, but you can often find records and testimonials to individuals and families who perished that list both family connections and places of origin. Hope this info gives you a few new leads.
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