The Portuguese surname Carreira is of toponymic origin, as it is derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. The surname Carreira is derived from the Galician/Portuguese word "Carreiro" which means "a driver of cars or carts."
The surname Carreira was first found in the region of the Iberian peninsula located along the Galician Portugal border.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carreira research.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1785, 1824, 1828, 1871, and 1877 are included under the topic Early Carreira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent members of the family include the Portuguese diplomat, Luis Antonio D'Abreu e Lima, who was granted the title of Count of Carreira, was born in Vienna
in 1785, and died in Lisbon... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carreira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.