I'm asking for a friend who is tracing his mother's family tree. His grandparents came from the Portuguese dominated areas in Kerala, India. Would you have any information on this family name?
His mother's maiden name was Claudia Ethel Cardoza. She was born on 20th March, 1899, in Bangkok, Thailnad. Her brothers and sisters were born in Sandakan,Sabah, East Malaysia, then known as Borneo.
Her parents married in Tellicherry, India on 21st April, 1890. Claudia's father was an accountant with a German company. He travelled a lot in his work. His name was Peter Martin Cardoza, born 29th June, 1865, in Tellicherry, Kerala, Inida. He died on 6th September, 1920.
Claudia's mother was Victoria Margaret Cardoza nee Pires, and she was born in Calicut, Kerala, India on 24th May, 1875. She died on 31st December, 1922.
Claudia was married to Lt. Cecil Clement Scott who was of Scottish birth, and they lived in Penang, Malaya until World War 2.Then she was evacuated to India,then to Scotland, back to Singapore and lastly to England where she died in Brighton.
Does any Cardoza have information on this family line and more on their roots, please let us know?