Correia Family CrestThe Portuguese surname Correia  is of occupational origin. The name is derived from the Portuguese word  correia meaning “ a leather strap or belt,” (Latin corrigia “fastening,”from corrigere “to straighten or to correct”), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of leather belts and straps. The name is found throughout Portugal and also in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Aa notable bearer of the name was António Correia, a Portuguese commander who in 1521 conquered Bahrain, beginning eighty years of Portuguese rule in the Persian Gulf state 

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