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The distinguished surname Vieira can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Vieira came from the given name Olivero, which is further derived from the Latin words olivarius and olivo, which mean olive.

Vieira Early Origins



The surname Vieira was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. From the Vieira lineage in this city came many prominent individuals, such as an Oliviero, documented as Cardinal of S.R. Chiesa in 1436.

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Vieira Spelling Variations


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Vieira Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Vieira include Olivieri, Oliviero, Olivier, Oliveri, Olivero, Oliverio, Oliver, Ulivieri, Livieri, Liviero, Liverani, Vieri, Viero, Vier, Vierin and many more.

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Vieira Early History


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Vieira Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vieira research. More information is included under the topic Early Vieira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vieira Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vieira Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Alessandro Oliverio, (1500-1544), born in Bergamo, a famous painter and follower of Palma Vecchio. Pietro Oliveri was President of the Court in Palermo in 1675; Michele Oliveri was the first Duke of Aquaviva, and held the position in 1686; the Oliveri family from Messina...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vieira 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Vieira:

Vieira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joaquim S. Vieira, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848
  • Manuel Vieira, who was on record in California in 1860
  • Antonio Vieira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1867
  • Antonio Vieira, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vieira (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vieira (post 1700)



  • Ana Vieira (1940-2016), Portuguese artist
  • Jussiê Ferreira Vieira (b. 1983), commonly known as Jussiê, is a Brazilian footballer
  • João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira (1939-2009), President of Guinea-Bissau from 1980 to 1984
  • Carlos Adriano de Souza Vieira (b. 1977), Brazilian attacking midfielder, member of Brazilian squad in Qualifying at 2000 Summer Olympic Games
  • Cláudia Patrícia Figueira Vieira (b. 1978), Portuguese actress, model and television presenter
  • Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira GOSE, GCIH (b. 1933), Portuguese architect, and architectural educator
  • Alice Vieira (b. 1943), Portuguese children's book author
  • Alessandro Rosa Vieira (b. 1977), known as Falcão, a Brazilian football and futsal player
  • Adelino André Vieira de Freitas (b. 1986), commonly known as Vieirinha, a Portuguese footballer
  • Asia Vieira (b. 1982), Canadian actress, known for her role in the 1991 made-for-television Omen IV: The Awakening
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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    The Vieira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vieira 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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