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Multiple Origins for the Surname Moreira


Portuguese


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."

Moreira Early Origins



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).

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Moreira Spelling Variations


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Moreira Spelling Variations



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

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Moreira Early History


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Moreira Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreira research. Another 137 words (10 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.

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Moreira Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moreira Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moreira 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:

Moreira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Moreira, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Arthur Moreira, aged 34, who emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moreira (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moreira (post 1700)



  • Rafael Moreira, Brazilian American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer
  • António Leal Moreira (1758-1819), Portuguese composer and organist
  • Wilson Moreira (b. 1936), Brazilian sambista, singer and songwriter
  • 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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Moreira Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moreira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moreira 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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