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Carneiro is a common Portuguese and Galician surname, meaning "sheep". It was very likely either a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or a habitational name derived from any of the several places called Carneiro in the North of Portugal.

Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alberto Carneiro, Portuguese artist
  • António Carneiro, Portuguese Expressionist painter, illustrator, poet and art professor
  • Antônio Ernesto Gomes Carneiro, Brazilian military officer who fought in the Paraguayan War
  • António de Mariz Carneiro, Portuguese nobleman who served as the official cosmographer to the Portuguese crown
  • Antonio dos Reis Carneiro, Brazilian basketball administrator
  • António Soares Carneiro, Portuguese military officer and politician
  • Carlos Carneiro, Portuguese footballer
  • Carlos Carneiro, Portuguese handballer
  • Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian physician and politician
  • Eva Carneiro, British sports medicine specialist
  • Flávio Carneiro, Brazilian writer
  • Francisco Higino Carneiro, Angolan military officer and politician
  • Francisco Sá Carneiro, Portuguese politician and former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Honório Hermeto Carneiro Leão, Brazilian politician, diplomat, judge and monarchist of the Empire of Brazil
  • Joana Carneiro, Portuguese conductor
  • João Emanuel Carneiro. Brazilian screenwriter
  • Jorge García Carneiro, Venezuelan politician
  • José da Gama Carneiro e Sousa, Portuguese count who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Brazilian actress
  • Keirrison de Souza Carneiro, Brazilian footballer
  • Luís Carlos Pereira Carneiro, Portuguese footballer
  • Marcos Carneiro de Mendonça, Brazilian footballer
  • Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Portuguese poet and writer
  • Melchior Carneiro, Portuguese Jesuit missionary bishop
  • Newton Carneiro Affonso da Costa, Brazilian mathematician, logician, and philosopher
  • Paulo Henrique Carneiro Filho, Brazilian footballer
  • Pedro Carneiro, Portuguese musician
  • Roan Carneiro, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Robert L. Carneiro, American anthropologist and curator of the American Museum of Natural History
  • Tiago Carneiro, Portuguese footballer
  • Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Brazilian artist
Carneiro (disambiguation)

Carneiro is a surname.

Carneiro may also refer to the following places:

  • Carneiro, a parish in the municipality of Amarante in Portugal
  • Carneiro Township, a township in Ellsworth County, Kansas
  • General Carneiro, a city in the Brazilian state of Paraná
  • General Carneiro, a city in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso
  • Piquet Carneiro, a city in the Brazilian state of Ceará
  • Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Portuguese airport
  • Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport, Brazilian airport