Portuguese Genealogist Master List


(Cape Verde in English)


Last update: 11 June 2014


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Below you can see the map of the Cape Verde archipelago and the islands that comprise it.
You can click on each island to go to that specific page or, if you prefer, use the links below.

Map of Cape Verde / Mapa de Cabo Verde
Santo Antão São Vicente São Nicolau Sal Boa Vista Maio São Tiago Fogo Brava [Boa Vista] [Brava] [Fogo] [Maio] [Sal] [Santo Antão] [São Nicolau] [São Tiago] [São Vicente]

I would like to thank Mr. António Fortes, from the Santo Antão City Hall, for graciously
supplying the names of the concelhos and parishes of Cabo Verde.




If you're coming to this page from some other link than the Master List Home Page
please be sure to scroll to the bottom to find all the other areas of Portugal and her former colonies.

The address of the National Archives of Cabo Verde

Rua da Alfândega, Chã de Areia
C.P. 321, PRAIA

Tel: 238 612125 - 238 613962
Fax: 238 613964
Email: ahn.praia@cvtelecom.cv



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This is from a photograph of the church called Nossa Senhora da Conceição in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, island of Terceira, Açores (Azores), Portugal.
It is an example of the typical look of Catholic churches in Portugal. 
You supply the picture and place an order for one where your ancestors were baptized, no matter what country.

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Corcovado in lace
(Rio de Janeiro landmark)

Slovak Lacework


Cape Verde Entries:

Genealogists who know only that their ancestor came from somewhere in Cabo Verde Islands 
(It would be best to include comments about these ancestors 
so that others might be able to help determine the original parish):

Carla Batiste, (no address submitted)
Email: carlaathome@worldnet.att.net
Date submitted: Wed, 21 Jun 2000
Comments: My Name is Carla Batiste, I currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia, but I am originally from Cape Cod, Ma. I don't know which Island my ancestors came from. I was told my great grandmother Marion Perry came from Lisbon, Portugal, and my great-grandfather Gideon Gomes, from the Cape Verde Islands. I don't have any concrete evidence to support these dates but here goes. Gideon birth year 1858 - Marion 1868. They had nine children that all lived in Cape Cod, Ma. The first was born in 1885. Two of their sons Joseph and Peter owned two very popular night spots, The Twin Villa, (Osterville, Ma.) and The Park (Mashpee, Ma.). Neither one of them had children. Another of their children Mary Gomes born in 1901, married Manuel Barboza in 1919. I was told they married in Harwich, Ma. These are my grandparents. Mary died in 1931, and Manuel died around 1968. They had three children Norman, Barbara, and Walter. Walter is my father. As far as my Father knows Manuel Barboza was born on the Cape Verde Islands, and settled in Falmouth Ma. He has a brother Tony, three sisters, Mino?, Julia, and Alice.

Kevin Shannon, 20302 Cedarhurst Way Germantown, Md. 20876, USA
Tel: 301-601-8784
Email: KvnShnn@aol.com
Date submitted: Wed, 22 Nov 2000
Surnames: Medeiros, Raposa, Pereira
Comments: Pedro Eustachio Periera of Cape Verde arrived in New Orleans on ss Cartogo Sept. 8, 1911. Great grandfather Ventura Medeiros and Great granmother Anna Raposa (Maiden name) arrived Hawaii between 1902 and 1908. We know they were born in Portugal

Yolanda Newman, San Francisco, Ca., USA
Email: ygn28@aol.com
Date submitted: Sat, 14 Jul 2001
Village: unknown
Surnmes: Chantre or De Asencao, or Spencer or Moraes/Morais
Comments: Grandfather born in Cape Verde, 1898 wife of grandfather born in 1892. Migrated to New Bedford, Mass. A son born their as Chantre in 1915. A daughter born in Sebastopol, Ca in 1923 as Chantre. Not known if directly from Portugal. Both grandparents died and buried in San Francisco, Ca. Great grandfather name of Chantre 1800. Any information is appreciated.




Wilma Howe, (no address submitted)
Email: bedrock62@msn.com (invalid email)
Date submitted: Sun, 17 Feb 2002
Surname: Evorall, Dimingos
Comments: I'm very interested in learning all i can about my ancestory we have just found out about having portugese\african blood i think what is called mullatos. I dont know what part of the cape verde islands we come from but all i can give you is the surname of my mothers maiden name, which is EVORALL and i know that we are related to a jose dimingos who came to Australia as a convict for stealing a coat that is all i know so any help that you can give me is greatly appreciated. Jose dimingo Evorall (evora) left cape-verde aprox 1850-1870 to do whaleing in tasmania australia.regards, Wilma Howe

Marcelo Gomes, (no address submitted)
Email: marcelogomes@hotmail.com
Date submitted: Sun, 31 Mar 2002
Comments: Seeking info on the Balla family name. A family from Madeira that eventually went to Cabo Verde and then to America. Sometimes spelled Bala.

Judy Cabral Heath-Smith, (no address submitted)
Email: judycabral@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Thu, July 17, 2003
Web Page: www.tribalpages.com/rowe
Comments: Researching the ancestors and descendants of Vincent Cabral and Agatha DeFreitas whose ancestors emigrated to St. Vincent & the Grenadines from Portugal either directly or by way of Brazil / Trinidad. Other names of interest Rodriques, McKie, DeNobriga...all of St. Vincent. Any info appreciated.

Nathania A. Branch Miles (no address submitted)
Email: nathania.miles@verizon.net
Date submitted: Sun, 10 Aug 2003
Comments: I am a direct descendant of Antoni Gomes of Freeport, NY, who came here from Cape Verde in 1915 above the Diana. He arrived in New Bedford, MA and stay with his maternal aunt, Maria Corriea Gonsalves at 2 South Street, (per the manifest at the National Archives here in Washington). I have no idea which island he was born. Any assistance that you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



Atina Marks, P.O. Box 1518, Beenleigh, Queensland, 4207 Australia
Email: atina.marks@bigpond.com
Date submitted: Sat 24 Apr 2004
Surname: Evorall - Domingo Jose
Village: (unknown)
Comments: I am also looking for my husband's Great Grandfather's ancestors. All we know is that he was born somewhere in Cape Verde in 1847, he married Rossetta Caroline Tedman on 30.09.1874, he died 21.10.1916, one of their daughter's Mary Rebecca Evorall was one of my husband's grandmothers. I have tried to contact Wilma Howe who has also submitted interest in the Evorall name but her email address is no longer responding. Any information would be appreciated.

Regina Anne Bush, (no address submitted)
Email: takela@sbcglobal.net
Date submitted: Fri, 11 Mar 2005
Surnames: Almeida, Gomes, Mendes, Rocha
Place: In Cape Verde
Comments: My father, Ernest Lawrence Bush-born in Bridgeport, CT. 7/31/1937; His mother, Alice Rocha born in New Bed Ford or Tauton, Massachusettes 1916?; Her biological father, Charles Gomes lived in New York at some point; Alice's mother, Mary Mendes- Almeida from Cape Verde or Portugal; Alice's half sister's, lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut for a number of years and some descendants are still there; Alice's other children - Tony Tavares, Eunice Bush, (Ernie) and Julia Piper.

Glenis Wise, (no address submitted)
Email: glenis.wise@xtra.co.nz
Date updated: Sun, 7 May 2006
Surname: Cordello / Cordella
Comments: My G.father was John Cordello, we know almost nothing about him. It has been suggested that he came from Portugal. I have found a Joseph Cordella, who came from Cape Verde, born circa 1831, who was a fisherman. It is possible that these two men may be connected. Both came to New Zealand and died there. If any one has information about these people please email me. Thank-you

Juanita de Senna, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel.: Ph: 0064 9 838 4742
Mob.: 0064 21 252 4680
Email: juanita_desenna@hotmail.com
Date submitted: Wed, 23 Nov 2005
Comments: Greetings from Aotearoa New Zealand (located below Australia on the world map). My name is Juanita de Senna and I am searching for information about the "Senna" family who migrated from Cape Verde, my great, great grandfather was Emmanuel Senna who was born approximately in 1859 Cape Verde, whereabouts in Cape Verde are unknown. He migrated to New Zealand in the late 1870's, about 1879, changing their name from "Senna" to "de Senna". At this time Portugeese were known for coming to New Zealand for Whaling. Any information anyone could provide would be most helpful and appreciated.




Marguerite Hill, Wellington, New Zealand
Email: margueritelou@xtra.co.nz
Date submitted: Sun, 8 Jan 2006
Surnames: Suarez (Soares)
Place: Cape Verde, village not known
Comments: my great great grandfather Emanuel Ignacious Soares b. 1831 (Soares probably changed from Suarez) arrived in New Zealand in the 1840s on the Cachelot, a whaling ship. As he appears to have left Cape de Verde when he was very young, we don't have any information about his family. Any information would be most helpful. Thank you.

Yvonne Silva, (no location submitted)
Email: y4silva@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Sun, 24 Jun 2007
Cabo Verde: village unknown
Surname: Silva
Comments: I am trying to trace my gggrandfather Joseph Silva, out of the Hawaiian Islands. According to his grandson's delayed birth certificate from Hawaii, he was a whaler. His son, Joseph Edward Silva, states his father's birthplace as Cape Verde Islands. He was born Feb 1825 and died in Kaneohe, Hawaii in 1908. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas where to start to trace him? Thank you. Yvonne Silva

Mary Brett, Westbrook, Maine, USA
Email: bretkity@maine.rr.com
Date submitted: Thu, 20 Nov 2008
Surnames: Portas, Porta, Correia
Comments: My father was from Portugal, ? where. He settled in New Bedford, MA and then Maine in the late, late 1800's. His father was Joseph Porta or Joseph Portas, mother was Isabella Correia. He could be from Brava or Fogo, or ????. My father came in a whaling ship, I can't find him listed at Ellis Island, but I remember him saying he registered somewhere. He was one of 5 boys. He was related to the Costa family in New Bedford. Thank you.

Patricia Cotton, Rocky Mount, NC
Email: pac0621@embarqmail.com
Date submitted: 30 Jun 2009
Surname:  Perry (Pereira)
Comments: I would like to try and get in touch with some of my father’s (Manuel Marcelino Perry) family as I do not know one single person in his family.  My father was from Portugal (Cape Verde). From what I have been told his family migrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts (not sure what year) but I believe somewhere around the 40’s-50’s.  My father was inducted into the U.S. Army July 10th 1943 and came out in Feb. 1946 with an honorable discharge.  He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 50’s until his death on September 5th, 1953.  I’ve been told that he has brothers and one sister.  Brothers are Joseph, John and Tony, sister’s name was Carolyn Sands.  I was also told that he had a son (I do not have a name.)  My father was born on November 23, 1915.  I was told that his father’s name was Charles Perry and his wife’s name was Emelia Cipriano (sp??).  Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much.

Ian de Andrade, PO Box 1397, Whangarei 0140, New Zealand
Tel: 64 094376564
Email: deandrad@igrin.co.nz
Date submitted: 24 Jul 2009
Village unknown
Surname: de Andrade
Comments: My grand father John de Andrad came to NZ 1873. I think his fathers name was Domingo from Cape Verde What island, I do not know. Any one out there from Cape Verde able to help?

Tayla Andre Lantz, (no address submitted)
Email: tlward316@msn.com or TaylaAndre@gmail.com
Website: http://taylamade.yourpassionconsultant.com
Date submitted: 29 Aug 2009
Surnames: Bulu, Monteiro
Comments: Grandmother: Cecelia Pina Bulu, Born: December 19, 1925 in Duxbury, MA
Married: John Monteiro,JR with two daughters: Anna Marie (6/17/52), Beverly Jean (7/3/54)
Remarried: Henry Lantz in 1964 and had one more daughter: Gail Elizabeth (10/13/65)
Occupation: House Keeper - Hobbies: Reading, gardening Cooking, Claming, blueberry picking
Favorite color, Blue - music, country/western and Blues, loved singing (but could not carry a tune), loved to clean - Graduate of Duxbury High School, wanted to go to school for Nursing
Died: March 25, 1984, Age: 57 - cause: Cervical Cancer
Her parents were Domingo & Abba Bulu (from Cape Verde Island)
Please help me find my family.  

Sharyn Pryor, Australia (no address submitted)
Email: sharynpryor@yahoo.com.au
Date submitted: Monday, 6 Aug 2012
Surnames: Deas (Dias)
Comments: I am trying to find information on the Deas family from the verde islands, my GG grandfather Jerome Deas was born in 1853 cape de verde, cabecas verdes, coimbra Portugal. He married Mary Tisher in Australia. His father was William Deas and he married Mary Gorman I have no birth or death dates for these 2 people but am assuming that they lived in the verde islands for a time I think maybe that william may originally have come from Scotland and Mary from Ireland. If anyone has any information or knows where I can get birth certificate for people born on the verde islands would appreciate being pointed in the right direction.           Regards Sharyn

Elsie Tracy, Vallejo, California
Email:  elsie.tracy@gmail.com
Date submitted: 10 June 2014
Location: Cape Verde (exact location unknown)
Surname: Cabral
Comments:  I am looking for information regarding my grandfather.  His name is John Pina Cabral from the Cape Verde Islands.  He moved to Hawaii and married my grandmother Margaret Grace.  They had 12 children.  Any information would be helpful. 

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Religious "surnames" (like "de Jesus, da Conceição, do Espirito Santo, etc.") of women are usually not accepted since they're of no genealogical value, except in cases where these names are used by males. Refer to my series of articles on "Portuguese Naming Traditions" on this website.


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