When Francisco Constantino Pereira was born on 20 October 1919, in Petrolina, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil, his father, Joao Constantino Pereira, was 29 and his mother, Alexandrina Saturnina Pereira, was 27. He died in 1999, in his hometown, at the age of 80.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Mario, Fernando, Jorge, Francisco, Pedro, Juan, Julio, Armando. Portuguese Joao, Paulo, Joaquim, Henrique, Ilidio, Agostinho, Duarte, Amadeu, Adao, Ademir, Ligia, Aderito.
Portuguese and Galician: topographic name from Portuguese pereira ‘pear tree’, or a habitational name from a place called with this word in Portugal and Galicia (Spain). This surname is also found in western India, having been taken there by Portuguese colonists.
Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.