Glad to see so much movement in the Fagundes forum...! Pls be my gests at http://www.martin.romano.org and download complete gedcom at http://www.martin.romano.org/ged.zip
There are 30 Fagundes, 1583 to 1764.
Remember that Brazil (specially the South) was settled with Azorean families (the same occurs with the Canarian Islands and Spain, they was very poor islands and the crowns solution both problems at one time) They are descendants from portuguese, some british and many flemish people that in 1466, at charge of Joos van Huertere (from which descends the Dutra surname) first settled the islands.
In S. XVII and XVIII Portugal was very anxious to extend its domains all possible to the West. Clearly more decided than the Spaniards, invaded and settled the lands that are today Uruguay, founding in 1680 the city of Colonia, in front of Buenos Aires. The threatening portuguese city in Spanish domains was in 1778 exchanged by the Rio Grande territories (the actual southest State of Brazil) finishing (with the Tordesillas treaty, this year) a long story and marking aprox. the actual limits of all three countries (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina)
Many of this settlers was azorean, and many of them was Fagundes, my direct ancestors. Please download the gedcom and see the sources, there are lots of links to Azorean sites, genealogy and history related.
Best Regards to all.
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