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 Perreira family
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 Perreira family
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Perreira Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pereira, Perera, Perreira and others.
Early Notables of the Perreira family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perreira family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guimar Pereira, who is on record in New Spain in 1562; Simon Pereira, who came to Chile in 1555; Esther Lopes Pereira, who was naturalized in Jamaica in 1745.
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