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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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See Also


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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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. 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).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    10. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. 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 12 May 2017 at 18:52.

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