Show ContentsCarreiro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Portuguese surname Carreiro is of toponymic origin, as it is derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. The surname Carreiro is derived from the Galician/Portuguese word "Carreiro" which means "a driver of cars or carts."

Early Origins of the Carreiro family

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

Early History of the Carreiro family

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Carreiro Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Carreiro family

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...
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Carreiro Ranking

In the United States, the name Carreiro is the 10,253rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Carreiro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carreiro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Olivia Nunes Carreiro, aged 21, originally from Portugal, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Roma" from Lisbon, Portugal [2]
  • Gumersindo Carreiro, aged 25, originally from Boboras, Spain, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Manchuria" from Vigo, Spain [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carreiro (post 1700) +

  • Ilson Amancio Carreiro Júnior (b. 1991), better known as Junior Carreiro, a Brazilian footballer
  • Helbert Frederico "Fred" Carreiro da Silva (b. 1979), Brazilian footballer


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result


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