The Cohen Faro Family
from Faro, Algarve, Portugal
c.1632


  • The name Faro is derived from the the principal town of the Algarve, Portugal.
  • The surname has also been recorded as Farro.
  • The Ria Formosa lagoon attracted human occupants from the Palaeolithic age until the end of pre-history. During that time a settlement grew up – Ossonoba – which was an important town during the hert period of Roman occupation and, according to historians, the forerunner of present-day Faro. From the 3rd century onwards and during the Visigothic period it was the site of an Episcopal see.
    With the advent of Moorish rule in the 8th century Ossonoba retained its status as the most important town in the southwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula. In the 9th century it became the capital of a short-lived princedom and was fortified with a ring of defensive walls. At this time the name Santa Maria began to be used instead of Ossonoba Later on the town was known as Harun (from a local Muslim chieftain), hence its current name, Faro.
  • During the 500 years of Moorish rule there were some Jewish inhabitants in Faro who wrote copies of the Old Testament.







  • Coat of Arms of Faro


     

    14th. Generation
     
    Hazan Joseph COHEN FARO
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    est. 1606
    probably in Faro, Algarve, Portugal
    Mar 1681
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    01 Nissan 5441 (20 Mar 1681)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Joseph (Hazan) Cohen Faro
    Chazan (cantor)
    unknown COHEN FARO
    unknown

    Burial Record #5645

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    est. 1631
     
     

    Esther
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    est. 1610
    probably in Faro, Algarve, Portugal
    1679/1680
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    5440 (1679/1680)
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Ester Cohen Faro
     
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    Burial Record #5416

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    13th. Generation
     
    Ribi Joshua 'Joseph' COHEN FARO
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    est. 1632
    probably in Faro, Algarve, Portugal
    17 Sivan 5454 (10 Jun 1694)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Jun 1694
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Ribi Jeosua Hisquiau Coen Fara
    Ribi (Rabbi)
    Hazan Joseph COHEN FARO
    Esther

    Burial Record #5671

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    est. 1657
     
     

    Simcha
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    est. 1636
    probably in Faro, Algarve, Portugal
    10 Tevet 5441 (31 Dec 1680)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    20 Tevet 5441 (10 Jan 1681) [?]
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Simha mulher de Jeosua Coen Faro
     
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    Burial Record #6131

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    12th. Generation
     
    Rabbi Samuel 'Joshua' COHEN FARO
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    1665
     
    09 Cheshvan 5510 (21 Oct 1749)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Oct 1749
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Rabbi Sanuel van Josua Cohen Farro
    Rabbi
    Ribi Joshua 'Joseph' COHEN FARO
    Simcha

    Burial Record #6039

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    24 Dec 1694/09 Jan 1695
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    11 Tevet 5455 (29 Dec 1694 )
    Portuguese Israel Synagogue, Amsterdam

    Marriage Notice
    (TiM 698-427)

    Portuguese Marriage
    (Key #589)

    Sarah 'Jacob' de SALAZAR
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    1674
    Bayonne, Gascogne, France
    10 Kislev 5499 (22 Nov 1738)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Nov 1738
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Sara van Jacob de Salazar
     
    Jacob de SALAZAR
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    Burial Record #6069

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      1. Joshua 'Samuel ' COHEN FARO married
          Esther 'Solomon' MUSAPHIA

      2. Jacob 'Samuel' COHEN FARO married
          Rebecca 'Abraham' HENRIQUES

      3. Abraham 'Samuel' COHEN FARO SALAZAR married
        1. Leah 'Eliahu' JESSURUN d'OLIVEIRA
        2. Hannah 'Abraham' JESSURUN d'OLIVEIRA

      4. Anna 'Samuel' COHEN FARO married
          Moses 'David' JESSURUN d'OLIVEIRA

      5. Esther 'Joshua' COHEN FAROmarried
     

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