Ferreira is a Portuguese, Spanish and Galician surname of toponymical origin, meaning (place) where iron is mined. It can also be spelled as Ferreyra, Fereira, Ferera, and Ferarya, if Sephardic Jewish in origin.
It may refer to:
People [edit ] General [edit ] Aluízio Ferreira (1897–1980), Brazilian politician Anne Ferreira (born 1961), French politician Aurélio Buarque de Holanda Ferreira (1910–1989), Brazilian dictionarist and writer Carlos Vaz Ferreira (1872 - 1958), Uruguayan philosopher, writer, and academic Benigno Ferreira (1846–1920), Paraguayan president Cristóvão Ferreira (1580–1650), Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan who apostacized David Mourão-Ferreira (1927–1996), Portuguese writer and poet Elisa Ferreira (born 1955), Portuguese politician Francisco Ferreira Drummond (1796–1858), Portuguese historiographer, paleographer, musician and politician Hendrik C. Ferreira, South-African professor, digital communications and Information Theory José dos Santos Ferreira (1919–1993), known as "Adé", Portuguese-Macanese poet José Maria Ferreira de Castro (1898–1974), Portuguese writer and journalist María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira (1875–1924) Uruguayan teacher and poet Paul Ferreira (born 1973), Canadian politician Sérgio Henrique Ferreira (born 1934), Brazilian pharmacologist Sky Ferreira (born 1992), Singer Vergílio Ferreira (1916–1996), Portuguese writer Rory Ferreira (born 1992), Musician, Art Rap Sports [edit ] Antonio Ferreira de Oliveira Junior (born 1984), Brazilian footballer Amber Ferreira(born 1982), Professional Triathlete David Ferreira (born 1979), Colombian footballer Diego Ferreira (born 1975), Paraguayan runner Ellis Ferreira (born 1970), South African tennis player Emerson Ferreira da Rosa (born 1976), known as "Emerson", Brazilian footballer Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (born 1942), Portuguese footballer Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira (born 1992), Brazilian footballer Jesualdo Ferreira (born 1946), Portuguese football coach Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (born 1982), known as "Jorge Baltazar", Mexican squash player José Ferreira Neto (born 1966), known as "Neto", Brazilian footballer Lula Ferreira (born 1951), Brazilian basketball coach Monique Ferreira (born 1980), Brazilian freestyle swimmer Neil Ferreira (born 1979), Zimbabwean cricketer Paulo Ferreira (born 1979), Portuguese footballer Quentin Ferreira (born 1972), South African cricketer Tânia Ferreira (born 1974), Brazilian judoka Teófilo Ferreira (born 1973), Brazilian freestyle swimmer Tiago Ferreira (born 1975), known as "Tiago", Portuguese footballer Wayne Ferreira (born 1971), South African tennis player Fictional [edit ] Places [edit ] Brazil [edit ] Portugal [edit ] South Africa [edit ] Ferreirasdorp, Rep. of S. Africa, is a town name in the greater Joannesburg Metro area in the former Transvaal, now Gauteng, hence the inclusion of a 's'to phonetically ease the addition of 'dorp' (town in Afrikaans) at the end of the name Ferreira. Spain [edit ] Ferreira, Granada, a municipality of Granada Province, Spain (old Galician settlement) Ferreira, San Martiño de Pacios, Begonte, in a parish in the municipality of Begonte, Galicia Ferreira, Ferreira, Coristanco, in a parish in the municipality of Coristanco, Galicia Ferreira, Anxeriz, Friol, in a parish in the municipality of Friol, Galicia Ferreira, Parga, Guitiriz, in a parish in the municipality of Guitiriz, Galicia Ferreira, Ferreira de Pallares, Guntín, in a parish in the municipality of Guntín, Galicia Ferreira, San Tomé de Lourenzá, Lourenzá, in a parish in the municipality of Lourenzá, Galicia Ferreira, Santa María Maior, Mondoñedo, in a parish in the municipality of Mondoñedo, Galicia Ferreira de Pantón, a parish and municipality seat in Lugo Province, Galicia Ferreira, Bravos, Ourol, in a parish in the municipality of Ourol, Galicia Ferreira, Miñotos, Ourol, in a parish in the municipality of Ourol, Galicia Ferreira, Mosteiro, Outeiro de Rei, in a parish in the municipality of Outeiro de Rei, Galicia Ferreira, Castro de Rei de Lemos, Paradela, in a parish in the municipality of Paradela, Galicia Ferreira, Montefurado, Quiroga, in a parish in the municipality of Quiroga, Galicia Ferreira, Ferreira, O Valadouro, in a parish in the municipality of Valadouro, Galicia Ferreira, San Fins de Sales, Vedra, in a parish in the municipality of Vedra, Galicia Ferreira, Navia, Vigo, in a parish in the municipality of Vigo, Galicia Ferreira, Codesido, Vilalba, in a parish in the municipality of Vilalba, Galicia O Pico de Ferreira, in a parish in the municipality of San Sadurniño, Galicia Other [edit ] Ferreira, the name from 1895–1916 of the clipper ship originally named Cutty Sark