Damião Salvador Vaz e a sua família Vaz de Aldoná, no concelho de Bardez. A família hoje é conhecida por família Santa-Rita Vaz
A família do DSV é uma família católica goesa, da casta brâmane, a mais importante casta entre os indianos.
Os pais do Damião Salvador Vaz foram Miguel Francisco de Paula Vaz e Maria Isabel de Sousa. Seus avós foram João Vaz e Maria Natália de Jesus, seus bisavós foram Francisco Vaz e Micaela de Sousa, seus trisavós foram Miguel Vaz e Sabina de Sousa, seus quartos‐avós foram Simão Vaz e Domingas Pinto e seu quinto avô foi Nuno Vaz.
Este Nuno Vaz deve ser sido o hindú brâmane que foi convertido ao Cristianismo por volta de 1580, altura das conversões em Bardez (onde fica Aldoná).
Durante mais do que 400 não houve casamentos entre goeses das castas altas e Portugueses.
Damaio Salvador Vaz se casó en Portel, Portugal con Benedicta das Dores Limpo Toscano. Tiene descendencia por su hija Ma Jacinta y su hija Ma Isabel --que sepamos; radicados en Portugal, España, México, Gran Bretaña, Australia, Estados Unidos, Canadá.
El hermano de Damiao: Joao Vicente de Paula Santa Rita Vaz tiene descendencia en Goa y esparcida por el mundo.
La abuela Jacinta Landa VAZ contaba que la Tía Benedicta, hija de Damiao se escribía con parientes de Goa.
From Isabel de Santa Rita Vas: --And I was even more thrilled to find the geneological tree in my grandfather Miguel Jose's handwriting. We too have the tree. My grandfather Miguel was the son of Policarpo S.R. Vas and Margarida da Cunha. I am sorry that I do not have any letters, but it is very likely that it was my grandfather Miguel who corresponded with relatives: we admired him for the constancy with which he wrote long letters to relatives and friends all over the world. My father's name was Fernando and my mother's Clara. The very last names on the tree were entered by my grandfather, they are the names of his grandchildren, including mine and those of my two brothers Luis and Oscar.
From Luis Santa Rita Vas Here is the Santa Rita story. Till my great grandfather's time we were all Vas. All my grandfather's older brothers were dying at birth or very young. One of his pirest uncles brought from Rome a statue of St. Rita and installed it in a chapel built within the house grounds and vowed to add Santa Rita to the family name is the next male survived. My grandfather was the first to survive. Otherwise I wouldn't be writing this mail! So, Policarpo down we are all Santa Rita.
on the Santa Rita image see newspaper report under profile Álvaro de Santa Rita Vaz
Los Vaz descienden de Antu Shenoy/Sinai, que se corvirtió al cristianismo. Su hermano también se convirtió y tomó el apellido Faria (ver proyecto FARIA)
Dharmanand D. Kosambi and his son, Damodar D. Kosambi. I seem to remember reading somewhere that they were the descendents of Antu Shenoy/Sinai who were not converted to Christianity. Unfortunately I have not been able to find the source. Perhaps some of your Goan Geni contact will be able to help. Otherwise you'll go on a wild goose chase. Dharmanand Kosambi's father was Damodar Shenoy. The son changed his family name to Kosambi after becoming a Buddhist, in honour of a town in North India very important to Buddhism. Luis SR Vaz