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  • Arcangela Furquim da Luz (1704 - 1748)
    3- Arcangela Xavier Furquim (da Luz) (omitida na Genealogia Paulistana). Nascida e batizada em São Paulo, foi ainda menina para as minas com a família. Em 1747 declarou ter 43 anos. Casou, ainda m...
  • 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...
  • James Allen da Luz (1938 - 1973)
    James Allen da Luz no Relatório da CNV pág 1212
  • . da Luz (deceased)

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.