Ida Florence DaCosta

28 December 1863–2 October 1954 (Age 90)
Jamaica

The Life of Ida Florence

When Ida Florence DaCosta was born on 28 December 1863, in Jamaica, her father, Abraham Solomon Dacosta, was 21 and her mother, Adelisa Lopez, was 25. She married Cleveland Clifford Vaz on 13 June 1893, in Kingston, Jamaica. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 October 1954, in her hometown, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Cleveland Clifford Vaz
1868–1936
Ida Florence DaCosta
1863–1954
Marriage: 13 June 1893
Jacob Gerald Fitzroy Vaz
1894–1978
Adelisa Vaz
1895–1988
Julita Vaz
1902–1992
Norman Harcourt Vaz
1904–1982
Cleveland Carlton Vaz
1904–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 June 1893
Kingston, Jamaica
children

(5)

    Jacob Gerald Fitzroy Vaz

    Male1894–1978Male

    Female1895–1988Female

    Julita Vaz

    Female1902–1992Female

    Norman Harcourt Vaz

    Male1904–1982Male

    Cleveland Carlton Vaz

    Male1904–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Solomon Dacosta

    Male1842–1891Male

    Adelisa Lopez

    Female1838–1867Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (4)

1870

Age 7

Banana plantations set up as the sugar cane industry declines in the face of competition from European beet sugar.
1872

Age 9

Island's capital moved from Spanish Town to Kingston.
1907

Age 44

City of Kingston destroyed by earthquake.

Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic): variant of the topographic name Costa , denoting someone who lived on a slope or river bank or on the sea coast, with the addition of the preposition da ‘from (the)’, ‘of (the)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida Florence Da Costa, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Ida Florence Da Costa Vaz in entry for Norman Harcourt Vaz, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Ida Florence Vay in entry for Jacob Gerald Fitz Vay, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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