Moreira History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Moreira surname of Portuguese and Galician origins is a habitational name that was taken on from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira. These place names derive from the word "moreira," meaning a "mulberry tree."

Early Origins of the Moreira family

The surname Moreira was first found in Portugal where the fist on record appears to be Pedro Pires Moreira, who lived contemporary to Kings Sancho I Portugal (reign 1185-1211,) and Afonso II (reign 1212-1223).

Important Dates for the Moreira family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreira research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1211, 1185 and 1223 are included under the topic Early Moreira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moreira Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreira, Moreiro and others.

Early Notables of the Moreira family (pre 1700)

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Moreira migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moreira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Moreira, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Arthur Moreira, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Eduardo Barbosa Moreira, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1918
  • E.C. Moreira, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Augustin Moreira, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Moreira (post 1700)

  • Rafael Moreira, Brazilian American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer
  • Wilson Moreira (1936-2018), Brazilian sambista, singer and songwriter
  • António Leal Moreira (1758-1819), Portuguese composer and organist
  • Ricardo Ariel Moreira (b. 1983), Argentine footballer
  • Juarez Moreira (b. 1954), Brazilian guitarist and composer
  • Paul Moreira (b. 1961), French journalist and documentary film maker
  • Pablo Javier Moreira (b. 1970), field hockey goalkeeper from Argentina
  • Leticia Costas Moreira, professional Spanish tennis player
  • André Luiz Moreira (b. 1974), Brazilian footballer
  • Ruben Moreira (1922-1984), Puerto Rican comic book artist and writer
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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