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  • Bibi Ferreira (1921 - 2019)
    Bibi Ferreira , pseudônimo de Abigail Izquierdo Ferreira (Rio de Janeiro, 10 de Junho de 1922 - 13 de fevereiro de 2019), foi uma atriz, cantora, diretora e compositora brasileira.Filha do ator Procópi...
  • Abimael Clementino Ferreira de Carvalho (1909 - d.)
    “Abimael Clementino Ferreira de Carvalho, nascido às 23h 30min do dia 19 de dezembro de 1909, em Oeiras-PI, na casa então pertencente a seu progenitor e hoje de propriedade de herdeiros de Francisco de...
  • Adriana Johanna Ferreira (1780 - 1869)
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  • Aécio Ferreira da Cunha (1927 - 2010)
    Aécio Ferreira da Cunha (Teófilo Otoni, 4 de janeiro de 1927 — Belo Horizonte, 3 de outubro de 2010) foi um advogado e político brasileiro.==Vida==Filho do político mineiro Tristão Ferreira da Cunha e ...
  • Ágada Ferreira (b. - 1698)
    Ágada Ferreira ==Nascida - Freguesia de Cedros Falecida a 21 de Novembro de 1698 - Freguesia de Cedros Enterrada a 22 de Novembro de 1698 - Igreja Paroquial de Santa Barbara Pais: Domingos Ferreira e L...

About the Ferreira surname

Ferreira is a Portuguese and Galician languages surname of toponymical origin, meaning Iron mine. It can also be spelled as Fereira, Ferera and Ferarya, if Sephardic Jewish in origin.

Ferreira é um sobrenome de origem toponímica portuguesa e galega, significa Mina de Ferro. Ele também pode ser escrito como Fereira, Ferera e Ferarya, se tiver origem de Judeus Sefarditas.

The last name Ferreira is a Portuguese surname that means “son of Ferreiro,” which refers to a blacksmith. Ferreira descendants are mainly found in Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Spain, the United States, and Colombia. In Colombia, Ferreira’s are mainly descendants of Portuguese immigrants who arrived in the country in the 19th century. The Ferreira’s are a large family and are very present in Colombian culture. The first person with the Ferreira surname to arrive in Colombia was Francisco Ferreira, who was born in Portugal in the year 1550. Taken from:

Recorded in many spellings from Farrar, Ferrara and Ferrari, to Herrers, Farreres, and Ferreira, this ancient and noble surname is either occupational or residential. It is a derivative of the Roman (Latin) 'Ferrum', meaning iron, and is recorded in almost every European country in the appropriate spelling, making it international in origin. The surname describes either an iron maker, or somebody who lived by or at an iron works. The surname has also derived from two villages in France called 'Ferrieres', places where iron ore was mined.

A number of followers of Duke William of Normandy, the conqueror of England in 1066, were from these villages. These people were rewarded with titles, (The earls of Derby), and estates in England, later called Newton Ferrers and Bere Ferrers. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from civil and religious records include Henry Le Ferur, of Leicester, England, in the year 1196, Hugo de Ferrers of Devon, England, in 1252, Agnese Ferrari, at Revo, Trento, Italy, on May 7th 1678, and Pedro Mugina Ferrero, at San Nicolas de Bari, Spain, on September 19th 1686. The coat of arms has the blazon of a red lion rampant on a gold field. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Henry de Ferrieres, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of the estates of England, during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror", 1066 - 1087. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. Taken from: