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Re: Lazu

Posted: 7 Apr 2005 8:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
From my understanding my greatgrandfather was a slave bought by the french and was taken to Puerto Rico. They gave him the name Lazu. And his nick name was El Congo. this name was given to him by the french. I am guessing they had something to do with the sugar cane buisiness at the time. Because then my grandfather was one of the heads at the sugar cane industries in Yabbucoa, Puerto Rico. His name was Juan Maria Lazu. My father was also named after his father. All three of them were all known by the nickname El Congo. Our family still resides in Yabbucoa, Puerto Rico. My father came to Chicago and died in Chicago in 1972. There are a few members of our family that reside in Chicago as well.
So my understanding the name was given to us by the French, but my ancestors were from Africa. If you want anymore information and if I can be of any help please contact me. Hope the information I have provided has helped somewhat.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Steve 24 May 1998 12:00PM GMT 
india5161 19 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT 
Sandra Cuminti 17 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
hlazu1 8 Apr 2005 2:44AM GMT 
hlazu1 8 Apr 2005 2:46AM GMT 
beatrice lazu 5 Apr 2006 12:11AM GMT 
prican17 23 Oct 2011 11:27PM GMT 
dlazu1979 1 Jul 2013 12:52AM GMT 
Richard Lopez 27 Nov 2013 9:05PM GMT 
prican17 23 Oct 2011 11:24PM GMT 
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