Pires History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pires family

The surname Pires was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pires family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pires research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1550 is included under the topic Early Pires History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pires Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pirie, Pirry, Pire and others.

Early Notables of the Pires family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Pires Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Pires family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Pirry settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.


Contemporary Notables of the name Pires (post 1700) +

  • Gabriel Appelt Pires (b. 1993), simply known as Gabriel, a Brazilian professional footballer
  • Antônio Carlos Moreira Pires (1947-2020), better known as Moraes Moreira, a Brazilian musician and singer
  • José Maria Pires (1919-2017), Brazilian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Araçuaí (1957–1965) and Archbishop of Paraíba (1965–1995)


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