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Ferrera Early Origins



The surname Ferrera was first found in Portugal, where the surname Ferrera 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.

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Ferrera Spelling Variations


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Ferrera 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.

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Ferrera Early History


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Ferrera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrera research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferrera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferrera Early Notables (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...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrera 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:

Ferrera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernardo Ferrera, aged 55, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • Francisco Ferrera, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Pedro Ferrera, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Vicente Ferrera, aged 69, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Bisente Ferrera, aged 69, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrera (post 1700)



  • America Georgine Ferrera (b. 1984), American Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award winning actress, best known for her leading role as Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty (2006-2010)
  • Miguel Adrian Ferrera Rodríguez (b. 1981), Honduran taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics, nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony
  • Dennis Gustavo Ferrera (b. 1980), retired Honduran football midfielder, member of the Honduras National Team (2005-2007)
  • Francisco Ferrera (1794-1851), President of Honduras (1833-1834) and (1841-1844)
  • Emilio Ferrera (b. 1967), Belgian former footballer and currently coach of OH Leuven
  • Manu Ferrera (b. 1958), Spanish-Belgian football coach
  • Yannick Ferrera (b. 1980), Belgian former professional footballer and current football manager at Standard Liège

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ferrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferrera 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 12 February 2016 at 08:09.

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