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  • Celso Garcia (1869 - 1908)
    Uma das avenidas mais importantes da Mooca, a popular Celso Garcia, carrega uma bonita história de luta operária na história de São Paulo. Sua denominação homenageia a Afonso Celso Garcia da Luz, nasci...
  • Arsenio Luz (1887 - 1956)
    “Get the Carnival Spirit!”, was the rallying cry of the Carnival publicists for 1923, an encouragement that is hardly necessary in Manila. For with the approach of the opening day of the Manila Carniva...
  • Arturo Luz (1926 - 2021)
    Arturo was conferred the National Artist Award for Visual Arts by President Fidel Ramos in 1997. He is a member of the Neo-Realists, a group of modern artists that included Victorio C. Edades, Jose Joy...
  • Aurélia da Luz (deceased)
    Aurélia da Luz ==Nascida - Praia do AlmoxarifeCasada com Filipe Silveira +1735, tiveram#Manuel ? 1704#Domingos ? 1709#João Garcia#António ? 1706#José Silveira Goulart 1712-1788
  • Carlos Luz, 19º Presidente do Brasil (1894 - 1961)
    Carlos Coimbra da Luz (Três Corações, 4 de agosto de 1894 — Rio de Janeiro, 9 de fevereiro de 1961) foi um político brasileiro, presidente interino da República, de 8 a 11 de novembro de 1955, tendo, d...

About the da Luz surname

The name da Luz is said to be of Portuguese origin meaning "from the light" and pronounced da Loush, da Loosh. (-uh as in "the"; -oo as in "boot") in Portugal.

According to the United States Census of 1920, up to 8 da Luz families lived in Massachusetts. Iowa had up to 4 families, and only 1 family each lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Arkansas, and Illinois. No da Luz families were counted in any other states that year. The da Luz name remains uncommon in North American population.

A Maria da Luz. (said to be a common name in Portugal) was my great grandmother and a Portuguese immigrant to Massachusetts @ 1903-4. She came from her birthplace of Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal. Her parents were Manuel Cabral and Anna Alves and it is unknown if they also immigrated. In the then Portuguese fishing village of Provincetown, Mass., Maria married William Caton (Caetano). He was also of Azorean heritage. She gave birth to 6 children and is said to have died in the historic flu epidemic of 1917-18, but death date and place are yet to be proven.