Hello there! I was born in Taunton! Anyway, I have family that came from Agualva, Terceira and moved to Bristol County Mass. My grandmother (who still lives in Taunton) is named Alice Almeida. Her mother was Maria Dias, wife of Joseph (Massa) Almeida (he was from Sao Miguel). Maria's parents were Candido Rocha Dias and Esperanca Martins Guadanarpo (spelling may be incorrect). I recently received Maria's baptism certificate and it said that her mother's name was Esperanca Candida. I don't really understand the Portuguese name system. Of course in America, as we all know, we have the same last name as our parents, but this does not seem to be the case with Portuguese people. Well, write me if you have any questions or info for me.
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