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Where did the Portuguese Vieira family come from? What is the Portuguese Vieira family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vieira family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vieira family history?The Portuguese surname Vieira is derived from a place-name. The name probably arose independently from several different places names including Vieira do Minho, and Vieira de Leiria. The place-name is derived from the Portuguese word "vieira, " which means " escallop" or "shell."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vieira, Vieiras, Viera and others.
First found in the Minho province, North-Western Portugal, where Rui Vieira was a nobleman in the times of kings D. Afonso II and D. Sancho II of Portugal (circa 1220).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vieira research. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) covering the years 1245, 1608, 1697, 1658 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Vieira History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vieira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vieira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Vieira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vieira Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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