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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."

Carreira Early Origins



The surname Carreira was first found in the region of the Iberian peninsula located along the Galician Portugal border.

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Carreira Spelling Variations


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Carreira Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Carreiros, Carreira, Carreiras and others.

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Carreira Early History


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Carreira Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carreira research. Another 333 words (24 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.

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Carreira Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carreira Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carreira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Silvestre Carreira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858
  • Marcelo Carreira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Manuel Soares Carreira, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1896

Carreira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mannuel Carreira, aged 4, who landed in America from St. Michaels, in 1906
  • Constantino Carreira, aged 18, who landed in America from Frances, Spain, in 1910
  • Francisco Carreira, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Catheta Madeira, in 1910
  • Antonio Y Goncalves Carreira, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Montalegre, Portugal, in 1915
  • Joao Carreira, aged 27, who landed in America from Torres Novas, Portugal, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carreira (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carreira (post 1700)



  • Joaquim Justino Carreira (1950-2013), Portuguese-born, Roman Catholic bishop
  • General Henrique "Iko" Teles Carreira (1933-2000), the first Defense Minister of Angola from 1975 to 1980
  • Hugo Miguel Martins Carreira (b. 1979), Portuguese footballer
  • José Machado Carreira, Portuguese painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    8. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carreira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carreira 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 December 2015 at 11:55.

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