Re: y Florit - Edgar Taylor
Subject: Re: y Florit
From: Edgar Taylor
Date: January 05, 2000

In this case, at least, Josef's mother's family name was indeed Florit,
sometimes shown as Florid. Which supports the following message. This was
 in later generations to Floyd.

Gail - I answered you directly as you suggested. Perhaps others would have
been interested in my answer to your query about the Minorcans and their
Spanish connection.

Ed T of PGH
>From: [email protected]
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: y Florit 
>Date: Wed, Jan 5, 2000, 1:25 PM

>    I beleive the name question is of Spanish origin.  The "y Florit"  "tag" 
>at the end of the name is a very old custom in reference to the maiden name 
>of the mother.  (of Florit)  I am not sure if all Spanish heritages used this 
>custom or not.  The friend who explained this to me years ago was Puerto 
>Rican.   If you don't get any more knowledgeable answers  I will see if I 
>can find out more.   
>Good Luck, Jackie 
><< Josef Joaneda y Florit, ............not black as in African American but
> dark as in almost Indian like. >>

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