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Re: Origin of Farias also from Coalcoman, Michuacan
Posted by: George Farias Date: November 20, 2001 at 17:42:21
In Reply to: Origin of Farias also from Coalcoman, Michuacan by Esther Farias of 415


Dear Esther:

I have heard that The Farias family in Michoacan has an annual family reunion, rodeo and event and that it is quite an affair. I am glad you mentioned Coalcoman, because it gives me a more specific place to research. The name Farias is originally Faria, it is Portuguese and means " One who comes from Feria, The place of the Fair." The name first shows up in the Minho province if Northern Portugal about 1250 AD and the first Farias' were in the service of the Portuguese kings, beginning with the first one, Tomas de Faria, who was in the service of Henry of Burgundy, The father of the first King of Portugal.

Regards,

George Farias, San Antonio, Texas



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