Maria Chaves

about 1885–before 1978 (Age 93)
Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores, Azores, Portugal

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Chaves was born about 1885, in Santa Cruz das Flores, Flores, Azores, Portugal, her father, Vitorino Augusto Chaves, was 36 and her mother, Henriqueta Emilia Bartolomeu, was 27. She married Antonio Jacintho Ferreira on 24 January 1903, in Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died before 1978, at the age of 92.

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Antonio Jacintho Ferreira
Maria Chaves
Marriage: 24 January 1903

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World Events (1)

Age 26
New constitution separates church from state. Manuel Jose de Arriaga elected first president of republic.

Name Meaning

1 Portuguese: habitational name from a place in the province of Trasos-Montes named Chaves, from Latin (aquis) Flaviis, ‘(at the) waters of Flavius’. The place was the site of sulfurous springs with supposedly health-giving properties, around which a settlement was founded in the 1st century ad by the Emperor Vespasian.2 Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places called Chaves, generally from the plural of chave ‘key’, from Latin clavis.3 Variant of Irish and English Chivers . Compare Chavers .

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

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  • Marriage of Antonio Jacinto Ferreira and Maria da Conceicao Chaves, Santa Cruz das Flores, (Nossa Senhora da Conceicao), Azores, Portugal. Casais das Flores e do Corvo, Francisco Gomes, 2006, hard copy page 257

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