Hi distant cousin
There is a branch of the Pidwell family in Portugal and they were from Penzance. The story goes thta 2 Pidwell brothersshipwreck in the fishermen village of Sines - 150km - from Lisbon, and decided to stay there. In time They become very rich and owned lot of land around the town. A visit to the local cemetery is mandatory because they were all bury there. I have their genes, blonde hair, green eyes but already lost the name. My grand grand matter whose name was Pidwell marroed a french man called Boulain so this branch lost it to Boulain...damn... But I have several cousins that still have the name and one of them went to Penzance some years ago to trace back family origin. I think she has a lot of info. If you are interested i will send you your contact. Her name is Maria Margarida.