I'm looking for any information on the surname Milagre. My ancestors moved from Portugal to Brazil in the 1860s or 1870s and we think the first Milagre born in Brazil was Fidelis Milagre (Senior)around 1870. My father, Efigenio Carlos Milagre, moved to Australia in the 1960s, where I was born.
There is a family legend that this name, Milagre, is the name given to babies left at convents in Portugal. Does anyone know if this is true?
If you have any information, contact me on robertmilagre(at)gmail(dot)com.