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Re: Faria(s) from Sonim
Posted by: Katherine Farias (ID *****5517) Date: September 15, 2005 at 18:28:41
In Reply to: Re: Faria(s) from Sonim by Tony Faria of 415

Tony: Also the Jews came to that part of the world [Iberia or Spain/Portugal which at one time was all one country] during the time of the Phoenicians....so, and below the moors...[muslims]...so or course names will vary in definition, etc. The way I hear it, if your name was documented by the Catholic Church of Spain and listed on a list during the Inqusition, then there are questions to be asked of your family name. Do you have a close nit family and if so, are there any strange celebrations that don't particulary fit with catholicism? Many Spanish/Portuguese Jews were converted during that time, some practiced the catholic religion [by force] others were "crypto-jews" who were catholic outwardly, but practiced judaism in private.....so, that doesn't necessarily make you or I jewish but we could have a jewish ancestral line somewhere.....admittedly it's been centuries, so the religion could be lost down the line, or just ignored or whatever. I think it's good to find out, but of course this will be difficult to prove...unless your family was noble or wealthy during that time. You and I could be related somehow who knows? I always feel a kinship with someone who is Portuguese, especially one who has the same name as me [my great-grandfather was Faria]...I live in the south, there just aren't any Portuguese people here, especially when I was much younger. Now, we have an influx of Mexicans with Hispanic names....so I am seeing more with similar names. But were my family comes from in New England, we are DEFINITELY Portugees....LOL :)


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