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Subject: Re: What is the country of origin of my grand grandmothers surname before marriage?
Author: Helena   (Authenticated as mellon.collie)
Date: November 10, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Reply to: Re: What is the country of origin of my grand grandmothers surname before marriage? by Sean Vella

It's a Portuguese word no longer commonly used meaning 'beautiful', and it also used to be the name of Taiwan ('Ilha Formosa', meaning 'beautiful island').

I'm Portuguese and I've never heard of anyone with Formosa/Formoso as a surname.

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