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Vieira Name Meaning

religious byname from Portuguese vieria ‘scallop’ (Late Latin veneria, a derivative of the name of Venus; the goddess was often depicted riding on a scallop). The scallop was a symbol of the pilgrim who had been to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela. habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Vieiria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Riera, Sierra, Vera, Vielma, Piedra, Veiga, Vivar, Figueira, Vida

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Where is the Vieira family from?

You can see how Vieira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vieira family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Vieira families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Vieira family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Vieira's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Vieira families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vieira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vieira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vieira. 17% of Vieira men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Vieira women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vieira were Weaver and Stitcher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Weaver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    9%
  • Weaver
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
  • Stitcher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Vieira. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Vieira. For the veterans among your Vieira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vieira lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Vieira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vieira in 1945 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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