Hello, I am trying to trace my Jewish family named Defratis or Defrates,
roots >from Portugal, they left in about 1650 and settled in Rochester.,
Can anyone assist me with information about them please?
There were several family groups all of which the men seemed to be mariners.
They went to work in the dock yards becoming ships masters.
De Freitas is a well-established Portuguese name that has been in existence
since at least the 12th century according to records.