Ferreira History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Ferreira family

The surname Ferreira was first found in Portugal, where the surname Ferreira was most likely used initially as an occupational name for a blacksmith. Such a heritage is demonstrated by the coat of arms of one branch of this family that features fourteen iron cauldrons and the crest of another branch that features an ostrich with a horseshoe in its beak.

Important Dates for the Ferreira family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferreira research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferreira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferreira Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ferrara, Ferrera, Ferrari, Ferraro, Ferreri, Ferreria, Ferrer, Ferrera, Ferrero, Ferreira, Herrera, Ferrarius, Ferriere, Ferrieres, Ferrea, Ferrarese, Ferraresi, Farreras, Farrera, Farreres, Ferri, Fierro, Hiero, Fer, Ferretti, Ferrettini, Ferretto, Ferrettino, Ferrin, Ferrini, Ferrino, Ferrucci, Ferruzzi, Ferrulli, Ferrotti, Ferroli, Ferroni, Ferron, Ferrone and many more.

Early Notables of the Ferreira family (pre 1700)

Prominent members of the family include Lord Alvaro Rodrigues Ferreira, who was listed at Leon in 1170; Cristóvão Ferreira (1580-1650), Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan who apostacized...
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Ferreira migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferreira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Ferreira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]
  • Juan DeDios Ferreira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852 [1]
  • Jose Ferreira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1854 [1]
  • R Ferreira, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]
  • Joaquin Ferreira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ferreira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adelina Ferreira, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from St. Michael's, Portugal, in 1906
  • Adelino N. Ferreira, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Frossos, Portugal, in 1907
  • Agostinho Ferreira, aged 23, who settled in America from Porto Mor, Portugal, in 1911
  • Abel Tavares Ferreira, aged 24, who settled in America from Gouvcia, Portugal, in 1911
  • Alberto Ferreira, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Nasbainhos, Portugal, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ferreira (post 1700)

  • Sky Ferreira (b. 1992), American model, singer, songwriter, and actress
  • John Ferreira, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1960, 1964 (alternate)
  • Sérgio Henrique Ferreira (1934-2016), Brazilian physician and pharmacologist who led the way of the discovery of ACE inhibitors, the widely used anti-hypertension drug
  • Vergílio Ferreira (1916-1996), Portuguese writer
  • Elisa Ferreira (b. 1955), Portuguese politician
  • Francisco Ferreira Drummond (1796-1858), Portuguese historiographer, paleographer, musician and politician
  • José dos Santos Ferreira (1919-1993), known as "Adé", Portuguese-Macanese poet
  • José Maria Ferreira de Castro (1898-1974), Portuguese writer and journalist
  • María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira (1875-1924), Uruguayan teacher and poet
  • Paul Ferreira (b. 1973), Canadian politician
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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