Vieira Family History
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