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The Portuguese surname Vieiras is derived from a place-name. The name probably arose independently from several different places names including Vieira do Minho, and Vieira de Leiria. The place-name is derived from the Portuguese word "vieira, " which means " escallop" or "shell."

Vieiras Early Origins



The surname Vieiras was first found in the Minho province, North-Western Portugal, where Rui Vieira was a nobleman in the times of kings D. Afonso II and D. Sancho II of Portugal (circa 1220).

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Vieiras Spelling Variations


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Vieiras Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vieira, Vieiras, Viera and others.

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Vieiras Early History


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Vieiras Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vieiras research. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1245, 1608, 1697, 1658, 1661, 1682 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Vieiras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vieiras Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vieiras Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Father Antonio Vieira (1608-1697) a Portuguese Jesuit orator and missionary. He was raised in Brazil, returned there as a missionary, before returning again to Portugal. He is considered the foremost Portuguese prose writer of 17th-century, as well as one of the great...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vieiras 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 or some of its variants were: Joaquim S. Vieira, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848; Antonio Vieira, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1867; and Manuel Vieira, who was on record in California in 1860..

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    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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    The Vieiras Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vieiras 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 22 April 2015 at 08:28.

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