Ferriera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ferriera family

The surname Ferriera was first found in Portugal, where the surname Ferriera 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 Ferriera family

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

Ferriera 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 Ferriera 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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Migration of the Ferriera family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Ferreira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802; Juan DeDios Ferreira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1852; R Ferreira, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854.

Contemporary Notables of the name Ferriera (post 1700)

  • Antonio Ferriera (1528-1669), Portuguese poet
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