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The surname Ferreira was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ferrier, Ferriez, Ferrié, Ferier, Ferie, Farrier, De Ferrier, De Farier, Le Feries, Les Feriers and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferreira research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1438, 1460, 1475, 1479, 1496, 1521, 1554, 1558, 1596, 1619, 1668, 1683, 1700, 1737, 1779, 1843, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Ferreira History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferreira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Juan DeDios Ferreira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852
  • Jose Ferreira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1854
  • R Ferreira, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • Joaquin Ferreira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860


Ferreira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Adelina Ferreira, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from St. Michael's, Portugal, in 1906
  • Adelino N. Ferreira, aged 21, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Nasbainhos, Portugal, in 1911


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  • Sky Ferreira (b. 1992), American model, singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Anne Ferreira (b. 1961), French politician
  • 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
  • Sérgio Henrique Ferreira (b. 1934), Brazilian pharmacologist

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  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Ferreira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferreira 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.

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