This is from a photograph of the church called Nossa
Senhora da Conceição in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, island of
Terceira, Açores (Azores), Portugal.
It is an example of the typical look of Catholic churches in Portugal.
You supply the picture and place
an order for one where your ancestors were baptized, no matter what country.
Genealogists who know only that their ancestor came from
somewhere in Cabo Verde Islands
(It would be best to include comments about these ancestors
so that others
might be able to help determine the original parish):
Carla Batiste, (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Wed, 21 Jun 2000
Comments: My Name is Carla Batiste, I currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia,
but I am originally from Cape Cod, Ma. I don't know which Island my ancestors
came from. I was told my great grandmother Marion Perry came from Lisbon,
Portugal, and my great-grandfather Gideon Gomes, from the Cape Verde Islands.
I don't have any concrete evidence to support these dates but here goes.
Gideon birth year 1858 - Marion 1868. They had nine children that all lived
in Cape Cod, Ma. The first was born in 1885. Two of their sons Joseph and
Peter owned two very popular night spots, The Twin Villa, (Osterville, Ma.)
and The Park (Mashpee, Ma.). Neither one of them had children. Another of
their children Mary Gomes born in 1901, married Manuel Barboza in 1919. I
was told they married in Harwich, Ma. These are my grandparents. Mary died
in 1931, and Manuel died around 1968. They had three children Norman,
Barbara, and Walter. Walter is my father. As far as my Father knows Manuel
Barboza was born on the Cape Verde Islands, and settled in Falmouth Ma.
He has a brother Tony, three sisters, Mino?, Julia, and Alice.
Kevin Shannon, 20302 Cedarhurst Way Germantown, Md. 20876, USA
Date submitted: Wed, 22 Nov 2000
Surnames: Medeiros, Raposa, Pereira
Comments: Pedro Eustachio Periera of Cape Verde arrived in New Orleans on
ss Cartogo Sept. 8, 1911. Great grandfather Ventura Medeiros and Great
granmother Anna Raposa (Maiden name) arrived Hawaii between 1902 and 1908.
We know they were born in Portugal
Yolanda Newman, San Francisco, Ca., USA
Date submitted: Sat, 14 Jul 2001
Surnmes: Chantre or De Asencao, or Spencer or Moraes/Morais
Comments: Grandfather born in Cape Verde, 1898 wife of grandfather born in
1892. Migrated to New Bedford, Mass. A son born their as Chantre in 1915.
A daughter born in Sebastopol, Ca in 1923 as Chantre. Not known if directly
from Portugal. Both grandparents died and buried in San Francisco, Ca.
Great grandfather name of Chantre 1800. Any information is appreciated.
Wilma Howe, (no address submitted)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(invalid email)
Date submitted: Sun, 17 Feb 2002
Surname: Evorall, Dimingos
Comments: I'm very interested in learning all i can about my ancestory we
have just found out about having portugese\african blood i think what is
called mullatos. I dont know what part of the cape verde islands we come
from but all i can give you is the surname of my mothers maiden name,
which is EVORALL and i know that we are related to a jose dimingos who
came to Australia as a convict for stealing a coat that is all i know so
any help that you can give me is greatly appreciated. Jose dimingo Evorall (evora) left
cape-verde aprox 1850-1870 to do whaleing in tasmania australia.regards, Wilma Howe
Marcelo Gomes, (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Sun, 31 Mar 2002
Comments: Seeking info on the Balla family name. A family from Madeira that
eventually went to Cabo Verde and then to America. Sometimes spelled Bala.
Judy Cabral Heath-Smith, (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Thu, July 17, 2003
Web Page: www.tribalpages.com/rowe
Comments: Researching the ancestors and descendants of Vincent Cabral and
Agatha DeFreitas whose ancestors emigrated to St. Vincent & the Grenadines
from Portugal either directly or by way of Brazil / Trinidad. Other names of
interest Rodriques, McKie, DeNobriga...all of St. Vincent. Any info
Nathania A. Branch Miles (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Sun, 10 Aug 2003
Comments: I am a direct descendant of Antoni Gomes of Freeport, NY, who came
here from Cape Verde in 1915 above the Diana. He arrived in New Bedford, MA
and stay with his maternal aunt, Maria Corriea Gonsalves at 2 South Street,
(per the manifest at the National Archives here in Washington). I have no
idea which island he was born. Any assistance that you can give would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Atina Marks, P.O. Box 1518, Beenleigh, Queensland, 4207 Australia
Date submitted: Sat 24 Apr 2004
Surname: Evorall - Domingo Jose
Comments: I am also looking for my husband's Great Grandfather's ancestors.
All we know is that he was born somewhere in Cape Verde in 1847, he married
Rossetta Caroline Tedman on 30.09.1874, he died 21.10.1916, one of their
daughter's Mary Rebecca Evorall was one of my husband's grandmothers. I have
tried to contact Wilma Howe who has also submitted interest in the Evorall
name but her email address is no longer responding. Any information would be
Regina Anne Bush, (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Fri, 11 Mar 2005
Surnames: Almeida, Gomes, Mendes, Rocha
Place: In Cape Verde
Comments: My father, Ernest Lawrence Bush-born in Bridgeport, CT. 7/31/1937; His mother,
Alice Rocha born in New Bed Ford or Tauton, Massachusettes 1916?; Her biological father,
Charles Gomes lived in New York at some point; Alice's mother, Mary Mendes- Almeida from
Cape Verde or Portugal; Alice's half sister's, lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut for a
number of years and some descendants are still there; Alice's other children - Tony Tavares,
Eunice Bush, (Ernie) and Julia Piper.
Glenis Wise, (no address submitted)
Date updated: Sun, 7 May 2006
Surname: Cordello / Cordella
Comments: My G.father was John Cordello, we know almost nothing about him. It has been suggested
that he came from Portugal. I have found a Joseph Cordella, who came from Cape Verde, born circa
1831, who was a fisherman. It is possible that these two men may be connected. Both came to New
Zealand and died there. If any one has information about these people please email me. Thank-you
Juanita de Senna, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel.: Ph: 0064 9 838 4742
Mob.: 0064 21 252 4680
Date submitted: Wed, 23 Nov 2005
Comments: Greetings from Aotearoa New Zealand (located below Australia on the world map). My name
is Juanita de Senna and I am searching for information about the "Senna" family who migrated from
Cape Verde, my great, great grandfather was Emmanuel Senna who was born approximately in 1859 Cape
Verde, whereabouts in Cape Verde are unknown. He migrated to New Zealand in the late 1870's, about
1879, changing their name from "Senna" to "de Senna". At this time Portugeese were known for coming
to New Zealand for Whaling. Any information anyone could provide would be most helpful and
Marguerite Hill, Wellington, New Zealand
Date submitted: Sun, 8 Jan 2006
Surnames: Suarez (Soares)
Place: Cape Verde, village not known
Comments: my great great grandfather Emanuel Ignacious Soares b. 1831 (Soares probably changed
from Suarez) arrived in New Zealand in the 1840s on the Cachelot, a whaling ship. As he appears
to have left Cape de Verde when he was very young, we don't have any information about his family.
Any information would be most helpful. Thank you.
Yvonne Silva, (no location submitted)
Date submitted: Sun, 24 Jun 2007
Cabo Verde: village unknown
Comments: I am trying to trace my gggrandfather Joseph Silva, out of the Hawaiian Islands.
According to his grandson's delayed birth certificate from Hawaii, he was a whaler. His son, Joseph
Edward Silva, states his father's birthplace as Cape Verde Islands. He was born Feb 1825 and died in
Kaneohe, Hawaii in 1908. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas where to start to trace him?
Thank you. Yvonne Silva
Mary Brett, Westbrook, Maine, USA
Date submitted: Thu, 20 Nov 2008
Surnames: Portas, Porta, Correia
Comments: My father was from Portugal, ? where. He settled in New Bedford, MA and then Maine in the
late, late 1800's. His father was Joseph Porta or Joseph Portas, mother was Isabella Correia. He
could be from Brava or Fogo, or ????. My father came in a whaling ship, I can't find him listed at
Ellis Island, but I remember him saying he registered somewhere. He was one of 5 boys. He was
related to the Costa family in New Bedford. Thank you.
Patricia Cotton, Rocky Mount, NC
30 Jun 2009
Surname: Perry (Pereira)
Comments: I would like to try and get in touch with some of my father’s (Manuel Marcelino Perry) family as I do not know one single person in his family. My father was from Portugal (Cape Verde). From what I have been told his family migrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts (not sure what year) but I believe somewhere around the 40’s-50’s. My father was inducted into the U.S. Army July 10th 1943 and came out in Feb. 1946 with an honorable discharge. He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 50’s until his death on September 5th, 1953. I’ve been told that he has brothers and one sister. Brothers are Joseph, John and Tony, sister’s name was Carolyn Sands. I was also told that he had a son (I do not have a name.) My father was born on November 23, 1915. I was told that his father’s name was Charles Perry and his wife’s name was Emelia Cipriano (sp??). Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Ian de Andrade, PO Box 1397,
Whangarei 0140, New Zealand
Tel: 64 094376564
Date submitted: 24 Jul 2009
Surname: de Andrade
My grand father John de Andrad came to NZ 1873. I think his fathers name was Domingo from Cape Verde What island, I do not know. Any one out there from Cape Verde able to help?
Tayla Andre Lantz, (no address submitted)
Email: email@example.com or TaylaAndre@gmail.com
Date submitted: 29 Aug 2009
Surnames: Bulu, Monteiro
Comments: Grandmother: Cecelia Pina Bulu, Born: December 19, 1925 in Duxbury, MA
Married: John Monteiro,JR with two daughters: Anna Marie (6/17/52), Beverly Jean (7/3/54)
Remarried: Henry Lantz in 1964 and had one more daughter: Gail Elizabeth (10/13/65)
Occupation: House Keeper - Hobbies: Reading, gardening Cooking, Claming, blueberry picking
Favorite color, Blue - music, country/western and Blues, loved singing (but could not carry a tune), loved to clean - Graduate of Duxbury High School, wanted to go to school for Nursing
Died: March 25, 1984, Age: 57 - cause: Cervical Cancer
Her parents were Domingo & Abba Bulu (from Cape Verde Island)
Please help me find my family.
Lorraine Mackay, Australia (no address submitted)
Date submitted: 12 Apr 2012
Location: Cape Verde Islands (island unknown)
Comments: My Great Grandfather Juan Preira came from an island in Cape Verde, he was born in May 1856. Arrived in Tasmania, Australia in 1875 when he was 19 years old on a whaling ship. I am trying to find out who his parents and siblings are, for my Family History research. Would like to know of any information. He married a Tasmanian girl in 1885 in Hobart, Tasmania, and died in 1932.
Sharyn Pryor, Australia (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Monday, 6 Aug 2012
Surnames: Deas (Dias)
Comments: I am trying to find information on the Deas family from the verde islands, my GG grandfather Jerome Deas was born in 1853 cape de verde, cabecas verdes, coimbra Portugal. He married Mary Tisher in Australia. His father was William Deas and he married Mary Gorman I have no birth or death dates for these 2 people but am assuming that they lived in the verde islands for a time I think maybe that william may originally have come from Scotland and Mary from Ireland. If anyone has any information or knows where I can get birth certificate for people born on the verde islands would appreciate being pointed in the right direction. Regards Sharyn
Maria Hayes, Queensland, Australia.
Date submitted: 23 Jun 2013
Comments: I am searching the MONTARA name. There are quite a few variations of spelling. In particular Domingo Montara, from the information (which is not much) he was born in Cape De Verde about 1834 or 1838 (depending on what he put on his records). His father was Emmanuel. The different spellings that I know of are: Montaris, Monter, Montaro. Domingo married Harriett Eliza Barraclough in England in 1859 – he states he was born in 1838. He also travelled in Australia (NSW) in 1877 – he states he was born in 1834. I would appreciate any help or advice. Kindest Regards
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Religious "surnames" (like "de Jesus, da Conceição, do Espirito
Santo, etc.") of women are usually not accepted since they're of no
genealogical value, except in cases where these names are used by males.
Refer to my series of articles on "Portuguese Naming Traditions"
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Read some stories about emigrants from Cabo Verde.