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  Irish Citizens in Brazil, by year of entry and residence

 

     (C) 2008 Peter O´Neill (org.)

 

 

 

Figures on early immigration - 1827

 

On 25 June 1827 the Connaught Journal reported on an article published in the Liverpool Chronicle entitled “The Brazilian

Army – The Irish” which noted that “We have heard from good authority, that the Emperor of Brazil is desirous of recruiting

his armies with the natives of Ireland and that many vessels have already been taken up at this port (Liverpool) to proceed

to ports in Ireland, and to carry settlers thence to Rio.”

 

On 9 January 1828 the daily newspaper Jornal do Commercio of Rio noted that according to details published by the UK

newspaper the Morning Chronical about the progress of Irish immigration to Brazil, the number of immigrants who sailed

from Cork to Brazil (Rio, Espirito Santo and São Paulo) in ten ships in 1827 totalled 3,169 passengers, comprising 2,450

men, 335 women, 123 young men & women and 230 children.  31 paid their own way.  The rest were army recruits,

however, many of them subsequently returned to Ireland and 101 families moved to Bahia.

 

Related articles:

 

- Irish Mercenaries in 19th Century Brazil, by Dr. Eileen A Sullivan

- Brazilian archives containing papers on Irish immigration

- 300 documents from Rio’s Arquivo Nacional relating to the mercenaries are available on microfilm at Ireland’s National

  Archives in Dublin.

 

 

                                                                       Year of entry

 

Year

Numbers

Year

Numbers

Year

Numbers

1940

  2

1954

2 

1967

23

1943

  1

1955

8

1968

34

1945

  1

1956

5

1969

21

1946

  1

1957

3

1970

24

1947

  8

1958

23

1971

15

1948

  1

1959

19

1972

11

1949

  1

1960

16

1973

11

1950

  4

1961

  8

1974

11

1952

  5

1962

13

1975

3

1953

  5

1963

16

1980-1999

      630=68% 

 

 

 

 

Total

      925

 

           Source: Movimento das Correntes Imigratórias no Brasil  By Fernando L. B. Basto  RJ  2000

           Obs.:Irish people who entered Brazil on UK passports do not appear on this list.

 

 

                                                              Residence, by State

 

State

Nos.

%

State

Nos.

%

São Paulo

     236

      35.0

Amazonas

  8

1.2

Rio de Janeiro

     157

      23.3

Rio Grande do Sul

  7

1.0

Bahia

35

5.2

Espírito Santo

  5

0.7

Ceará

28

4.1

Mato Grosso

  4

0.6

Paraíba

27

4.0

Sergipe

  4

0.6

Tocantins

25

3.7

Maranhão

  3

0.5

Minas Gerais

24

3.5

Rio Grande do Norte

  3

0.5

Goiás

18

2.6

Rondônia

  3

0.5

Distrito Federal

17

2.5

Santa Catarina

  3

0.5

Pará

16

2.4

Alagoas

  1

0.2

Pernambuco

16

2.4

Amapá

  1

0.2

Piauí

16

2.4

Mato Grosso do Sul

  1

0.2

Paraná

14

2.0

Total

       672

 100.0 %

 

             Source: Polícia Federal (DPMAF/DF), March 2001

 

 

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