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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."

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The surname Vieira was 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).

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vieira, Vieiras, Viera and others.


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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, 1661, 1682 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Vieira History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vieira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Joaquim S. Vieira, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848
  • Manuel Vieira, who was on record in California in 1860
  • Antonio Vieira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1867
  • Antonio Vieira, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1867

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  • Ana Vieira (1940-2016), Portuguese artist
  • Jussiê Ferreira Vieira (b. 1983), commonly known as Jussiê, is a Brazilian footballer
  • João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira (1939-2009), President of Guinea-Bissau from 1980 to 1984
  • Carlos Adriano de Souza Vieira (b. 1977), Brazilian attacking midfielder, member of Brazilian squad in Qualifying at 2000 Summer Olympic Games
  • Cláudia Patrícia Figueira Vieira (b. 1978), Portuguese actress, model and television presenter
  • Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira GOSE, GCIH (b. 1933), Portuguese architect, and architectural educator
  • Alice Vieira (b. 1943), Portuguese children's book author
  • Alessandro Rosa Vieira (b. 1977), known as Falcão, a Brazilian football and futsal player
  • Adelino André Vieira de Freitas (b. 1986), commonly known as Vieirinha, a Portuguese footballer
  • Asia Vieira (b. 1982), Canadian actress, known for her role in the 1991 made-for-television Omen IV: The Awakening

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  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
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