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Pereira History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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."

Early Origins of the Pereira family


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.

Early History of the Pereira family


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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.

Pereira Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Pereira family (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.

Migration of the Pereira family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled in Chile in 1555
  • Guiomar Pereira, who sailed to New Spain in 1562
  • Guimar Pereira, who is on record in New Spain in 1562
  • Blasina de Pereira, who settled in New Spain in 1596

Pereira Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Pereira, who arrived in New York in 1715 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Esther Lopes Pereira, who was naturalized in Jamaica in 1745
  • Esther Lopes Pereira, who arrived in Jamaica in 1745 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Manuel Pereira, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Rachel Fernandes Pereira, who landed in Jamaica in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christobal Pereira, aged 32, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan Antonio Pereira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Rose Pereira, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pereira (post 1700)


  • Kevin Pereira (b. 1982), American game show host and TV personality
  • William Leonard Pereira (1909-1985), American architect
  • Irene Rice Pereira (1907-1971), American abstract painter
  • Stephen E. Pereira, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Renan Martins Pereira (1997-2017), known as Renanzinho or simply Renan, a Brazilian footballer
  • Francelino Pereira dos Santos (1921-2017), Brazilian politician, Governor of Minas Gerais from 1979 to 1983
  • Kéfera Buchmann de Mattos Johnson Pereira (b. 1993), Brazilian actress, vlogger, writer, and television presenter
  • 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
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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