Last name origins & meanings:
- Galician and Portuguese: 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.
- Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of
numerous minor places called Vieiria.
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