Vieira Family History

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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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Vieira Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vieira name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vieira. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Spain


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Vieira Family Origin

Where is the Vieira family from?

Vieira Family Occupations

What did your Vieira ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vieira occupation in the USA was Dressmaker. 50% of Vieira's were Dressmakers. Dressmaker and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Vieira.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Farming


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Vieira Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Vieira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vieira census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Vieira Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vieira ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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