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).
Early History of the Moreira family
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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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In the United States, the name Moreira is the 5,658th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Moreira is ranked the 1,100th most popular surname with an estimated 4,932 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moreira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century