The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz CoferThe Signe family is blessed with two daughters. Consuelo, the elder, is thought of as pensive and book-loving, the serious child-la niña seria-while Mili, her younger sister, is seen as vivacious, a ray of tropical sunshine. Two daughters: one dark, one light; one to offer comfort and consolation, the other to charm and delight. But, for all the joy both girls should bring, something is not right in this Puerto Rican family; a tragedia is developing, like a tumor, at its core.
In this fierce, funny, and sometimes startling novel, we follow a young womans quest to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture and her family.
Judith Ortiz Cofer has created a character who takes us by the hand on a journey of self-discovery. She reminds readers young and old never to forget our own responsibilities, and to enjoy life with all its joys and sorrows.--Bessy Reyna, MultiCultural Review
Ortiz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Puerto Rican Genealogy. Puerto Rican Surnames. Juana Diaz Laboy de Garcia. Puerto Rican last names can seem a bit confusing but it is actually a gift. Puerto Rican genealogy is made exponentially easier because of the use of mulitple surnames.
Famous Ortiz Family Ancestors
Spanish: patronymic from the Basque personal name Orti Latin Fortunius. Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.
Means "son of Orti". Patronymic from the given name "Orti", which seems to be disputed in meaning, deriving from either Basque , Latin fortis meaning "brave, strong", or Latin fortunius meaning "fortunate". Officials of the Spanish Inquisition in Toledo, Spain , wrote in the s that "this surname Ortiz, although they have few sanbenitos, is in this city a very converso lineage and surname". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the surname. For other uses, see Ortiz disambiguation.
English: Azure a lion or armed and langued gules a bordure argent charged with eight roses gules. English: Tierced [tripled] fesswise gules argent and sable Crowned with a helmet Crest: a pointed hat with the arms of of the shield turned up argent surmounted by a ball or supporting six feathers of the cockerel sable Mantling: to the dexter argent and gules to the sinister argent and sable Supporters two lions reguardant or. English: Argent with a tree vert accompanied by two wolves passant sable chained of trunk the one following the other all supported by a mount separated from the base proper. English: Or with a hand carnation fesswise clothed [dressed] vert holding a tuft [clump] of nettles of the same. Bordura de gules, con una espada, de plata, encabada de oro, puesta en jefe.
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