I am researching my husband´s family the Rodrigueses of St. Kitts who were originally from Madeira. Emanuel Rodrigues b. 1843? and his wife Johanna Rose b. 1833? left for St. Kitts together from Madeira around 1863. However I have heard that Emanual or his father Joseph may have originally had the last name Techeira which was changed to the wife´s surname Rodrigues to evade her father after a forbidden elopement. Anyone have any info. on this or can offer any help. I would be so grateful for any advice!!