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Multiple Origins for the Surname Pereyra


Portuguese


The surname Pereyra 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."

Pereyra Early Origins



The surname Pereyra 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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Pereyra Spelling Variations


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Pereyra Spelling Variations



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

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Pereyra Early History


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Pereyra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pereyra 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 Pereyra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pereyra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pereyra 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 Pereyra 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:

Pereyra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Pereyra, who arrived in New Orleans in 1853
  • Juan Pereyra, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853
  • Valentin Pereyra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Valentine Pereyra, who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pereyra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pereyra (post 1700)



  • Marianela Pereyra (b. 1979), American model, actress, television personality
  • Luis Pereyra (b. 1965), Argentine dancer and choreographer of Tango Argentino
  • Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra (b. 1991), Argentine footballer
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez Pereyra (b. 1969), British Philosopher born in Argentina
  • Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra (1846-1919), Dominican political figure
  • Luciano Pereyra (b. 1981), Argentine singer
  • Julio César Pereyra (b. 1951), mayor of Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nydia Pereyra (b. 1916), Uruguayan composer, pianist, and music educator
  • Hernan Pereyra (b. 1970), Argentine cricketer
  • Alfonso Darío Pereyra (b. 1956), Uruguayan former footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pereyra Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. 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.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Pereyra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pereyra 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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