The Moreiro 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 Moreiro family
The surname Moreiro 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 Moreiro family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreiro research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1211, 1185 and 1223 are included under the topic Early Moreiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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Moreiro migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moreiro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jose Moreiro, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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