de Franca surname

edited December 1969 in Family and Friends
Trying to trace the name de Franca from Sao Jorge or Sao Vicente. Would like to
to get information from anyone with this surname whose family originated from
this area of Madeira. Thanks


  • Can you tell me more about yourself?

    My family name is de Franca but there are also three other families with the same surname in Sao Vicente.

    So if I know more details about your family I could perhaps help you find out which family is the most likely.

  • Thanks for your response. The family I am looking for had six of its members
    immigrate to Demerara in the late 1800s. Names were Manoel, Antonio, Elezia,
    Maximiano, Joao & Maria. They were actually born in Sao Jorge but their father
    Antonio Joaquim de Franca came from Sao Vicente and was born on 15.7.1800.
    Their mother was Maria Joaquina da Silva, and she was born in Sao Jorge on
    The family had 14 children but I have no information on the other eight.
    Manoel Joaquim de Franca was born on 29.12.1850 and would have immigrated
    to Demerara about 1870.
    Would appreciate any information you can provide.
  • Hi!

    I'm from this region of Madeira and know some of my family have the "de franca" name.

    I would be very happy to help you out. I'll ask them about the above named people.

    I'll let you know if it rings any bells.

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