Branches in the Tree (Surnames)

Of course, my dad is really writing this blog; however, he hopes that some day I will take it over.  

Today’s topic is my familial make up… I am a mix of some interesting nationalities and that is the topic that I chose to talk about today.  

My mother is 100% Japanese.  She is first generation from her mother’s side of the family and her father’s side of the family has been here since the end of the 1800’s.   

My dad is 1/2 Portuguese, and 1/2 Scotch Irish, Welsh, English, French and German. The Portuguese relatives in my family came to Hawaii in the 1890’s and to the United States in 1906 and 1923.  The other side of the family (the rest of the nationalities) began to come to the United States before the U.S. was the U.S.

Some of the surnames in my family include Sakamoto, Nishida, Tsutsui, Townsend, Erwin, Smith, Kennedy, Gomes, Rodrigues, Cabral, and Lopes to say a few.