Gonsalves-Gouveia from Faja Da Ovelha
My grandfather's name was (Manuel Gouveia Gonsalves) he was
from Faja Da Ovelha, Madeira born around 1875 to 1880.
He came to America and settled in Taunton, Massachusetts from
Madeira around 1900, he got married out here and had 7 children.
All I know is that his father's name was Domingo Gonsalves, and
he had a brother named Domingo Gonsalves.
Some one had told us that Domingo the son might of settled in
California and been in the cattle business.
All of our family goes by the name (Gouveia Gonsalves) except
my father he goes by the name (Gonsalves Gouveia).At least that is what
ended up on his birth certif., So that is how my name is Gouveia
I would assume that Gouveia was my Grandfather's mother's maiden
name.For years we have been trying to research genealogy on the
Gouveia,Gonsalves side of the family
and have not found anything, so maybe we can share some information.