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The surname Pereira is of local origin, that is, it is a surname derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from one of several places so named in Portugal. The name is derived from the Spanish word "Pera," which means "pear."

Pereira Early Origins



The surname Pereira was first found in Northern Portugal near the Spanish border. The ancestors of the bearers of this name are thought to descend from Don Mendo "irmao" of Desiderio, King of the Lombards. After a great storm at sea, five of his knights arrived at a port in Galicia, Spain in 740. One of the earliest records of the surname is of Don Alvaro Pires de Castro, who, in 1177 was given lands in Palmeira in the province of Entre Douro by King Sancho I.

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Pereira Spelling Variations


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Pereira Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pereira, Perera, Perreira and others.

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Pereira Early History


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Pereira Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pereira research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1431, 1383, 1385, 1433, 1588, 1683, 1535, 1610, 1591, 1954, 1655, 1645 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Pereira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pereira Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pereira Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Pedro Homem Pereira, the 17th and last Captain-major of Portuguese Ceylon (1591-1954); Marcos Soares Pereira (died 1655), a Portuguese composer...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pereira 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:

Pereira Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Simon Pereira, who emigrated to Chile in 1555
  • Simon Pereira, who came to Chile in 1555
  • Guimar Pereira, who is on record in New Spain in 1562
  • Guiomar Pereira, sailed to New Spain in 1562 and Maria de Pereira, came to Spanish Main in 1594
  • Blasina de Pereira settled in New Spain in 1596

Pereira Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Pereira, who arrived in New York in 1715
  • Esther Lopes Pereira, who was naturalized in Jamaica in 1745
  • Esther Lopes Pereira, who arrived in Jamaica in 1745
  • Manuel Pereira, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Rachel Fernandes Pereira, who landed in Jamaica in 1746
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pereira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacinto Pereira, who landed in New Orleans in 1823
  • Jacinto Pereira, aged 20, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Christobal Pereira, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Juan Antonio Pereira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1848
  • Rose Pereira, aged 26, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1856

Pereira Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agostircho Pereira, aged 28, who emigrated to America from St Michael's, in 1906
  • Adelino Bio Pereira, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Lavos, Portugal, in 1908
  • Albino Pereira, aged 24, who landed in America from Sabbadim, Portugal, in 1913
  • Abilio Pereira, aged 21, who settled in America from Villerinho, Portugal, in 1916
  • Agustin Pereira, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Calamanca, Spain, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pereira (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pereira (post 1700)



  • Kevin Pereira (b. 1982), American game show host and TV personality
  • Stephen E. Pereira, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968
  • William Leonard Pereira (1909-1985), American architect
  • Irene Rice Pereira (1907-1971), American abstract painter
  • Alessandro Silva Pereira (b. 1982), Brazilian footballer
  • Robson Pereira de Andrade (b. 1977), known as Robinho, a Brazilian football player
  • Luís Edmundo Pereira (b. 1949), Brazilian association footballer
  • Kenneth Pereira (b. 1973), Canadian two-time gold and silver medalist field hockey midfielder
  • Michaël Pereira (b. 1987), French footballer
  • Luiz Carlos Pereira (b. 1960), retired Brazilian football player, nicknamed "The Spanish Goose"
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    8. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pereira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pereira 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.

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