Early Portuguese Immigrants in British Columbia

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After 1849 and before the century was over many Portuguese mainly from the Azores and Madeira came to settle in British Columbia. Many of them played an important role in the early development of the province. The information that was gathered was mainly from quotes in books. I lost some of the sources but I am working to get evrything up to date. Here are some of the names of the first immigrants.

Abraham Reid Bittancourt
Emmanuel Bittancourt
Estalon Bittancourt
Joe Fernandez
Joe Flores
Joe Goncalves
Joe Lewis
Joseph Morais
Delarvo Norton
John Norton
Joe Perry
Joe Silvey
Peter Smith