When Luzia Maria de Oliveira was born on 26 October 1924, in Ascenção, Pará de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, her father, Sebastiao Gomes de Oliveira, was 27 and her mother, Gumercinda Maria de Jesus, was 19. She married João Batista de Araújo on 27 June 1940, in Anta, Divisa Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She died on 14 November 2001, in Pará de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pará de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Ana, Elena, Manuel, Pedro, Juan, Miguel, Rafael, Santa, Alejandro, Amado, Amandio. Portuguese Joaquim. Italian Antonio, Angelo, Salvatore, Albertina, Antonino, Cataldo, Filiberto, Ignazio, Plinio, Sal.
Spanish (María); Italian and Portuguese; Hungarian (Mária): from the female personal name, Latin Maria. This was the name of the mother of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, as well as several other New Testament figures. The Latin form of the name, on which all common variants from European languages are based (including English Mary ), derived as a back-formation from the early Christian female name Mariam. This was mistaken for an accusative case, with the usual Latin feminine accusative ending -am, but in fact it is an Aramaic form (originally Maryam) of the Hebrew name Miryam. The Hebrew name is of uncertain etymology, perhaps from a word meaning ‘wished-for child’, from an Egyptian root mrj with the addition of the Hebrew feminine diminutive suffix -am. Saint Jerome understood it as a compound of mar ‘drop’ + yam ‘sea’, which he rendered as Latin stilla maris, later altered to stella maris ‘star of the sea’, whence the medieval Christian liturgical phrase.
French: Latinized form of Marie , a cognate of 1 above. It is also found in England, as a surname of Huguenot origin.