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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ferreira

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  • According to a user from Norway, the name Ferreira is of Unknown origin and means "Ferreira is a Portuguese, Spanish and Andalus surname, meaning Blacksmith. Other spellings are Ferreyra, Ferreiro, Ferrero, Ferrer, Ferraro, Ferreirua, Ferreiroa, Ferreiro, Ferreiros.".
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From ferreira, feminine equivalent of ferreiro (“blacksmith”). Compare Spanish Herrera.

  1. A occupational surname​.

Notable Persons Named Ferreira

Ferreira Pinto is a soccer player for the Varese Calcio S.S.D., Galícia Esporte Clube, União São João Esporte Clube, S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924, A.C. Perugia Calcio, A.C. Cesena, and Atalanta B.C. Ferreira was born on December 10th, 1979 in Quinta do Sol.


Ferreira is a soccer player for the Uberlândia Esporte Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Esporte Clube Mamoré, S.C. Farense, Vitória S.C., S.C. Beira-Mar, Gil Vicente F.C., C.D. Nacional, U.D. Leiria, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Ipatinga Esporte Clube, and Clube Náutico Capiba. Ferreira was born on February 21st, 1979 in Uberlândia.


Ferreira was born on March 13th, 1953.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ferreira

Sky was given the name Sky Tonia Ferreira on July 8th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Cristovao was born in 1580. He passed away in 1650.


Paulo Ferreira is a soccer player for the G.D. Estoril Praia, Vitória F.C., FC Porto, Chelsea F.C., Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Paulo was born on January 18th, 1979 in Cascais, Portugal.


Louis Ferreira is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1986. Louis was given the name Luís Ferreira on February 20th, 1967 in Terceira Island. Louis is also known as Louis and Justin.


Milo is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has been prominent since 2010. Milo was given the name Rory Ferreira on February 3rd, 1992 in Chicago. Milo is also known as Scallops Hotel and Black Orpheus.


Cezar was born on February 15th, 1985 in Ibitinga, São Paulo, Brazil.


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Popularity of Ferreira as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ferreira U.S.
  White 66.54% 64.26%
  African American 3.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ferreira

People with the last name Ferreira are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ferreira

  • How Popular is the name Ferreira? As a last name Ferreira was the 1,260th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Ferreira? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Ferreira was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Ferreira: Your name in reverse order is Arierref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arfriere. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ferreira? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,898 people with the last name Ferreira.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ferreira? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Ferreira as their last name.

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