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."
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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