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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."

Moreiro Early Origins



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).

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Moreiro Spelling Variations


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Moreiro Spelling Variations



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

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Moreiro Early History


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Moreiro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreiro research. Another 137 words (10 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moreiro Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moreiro 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:

Moreiro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Moreiro, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Moreiro Family Crest Products


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Moreiro Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
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    The Moreiro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moreiro 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 15 July 2015 at 14:53.

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