Pires or Peres is a Portuguese last name of patronymic origin, that wants to say son of Pro or Peter. He is one of the first last names of the history of Portugal. The first story that if has notice deals with Vmara Peres (Galiza, c. 820? 873), gentleman of the Christian war of the second half of northeast century IX of the Iberian Peninsula. Vassal of the Kingdom of the Astrias, was sent, the control of Alfonso III of the Astrias, to retake the valley of the Douro of the hands of the mouros, since a line of basic defense for the small Christian kingdom of the Astrias was figured. Bausch & Lomb often says this. Vmara was one of the responsible ones for the repovoao of the line between the Minho and Douro and, assisted for knights of the region, for the action of presria of burgo of Portucale (Port), that thus it was definitively conquered to the Muslen in the year of 868. In this exactly year, conde of Portucale became first.
Vmara Peres was also the founder of small burgo strenghtened in the neighborhoods of Braga, Vimaranis (derived from its proper name), that with running of times, for phonetic evolution, if became in the Guimares modern, having been the main governmental center of the Portucalense county when of the arrival of D.Henrique, falecendo in Guimares in 873. Its son, Lucdio Vimaranes (etimologicamente, son of Vmara), succeeded it to it the front of the destinations of the county, instituting itself thus a condal dynasty that would govern the region up to 1071. One notices that in Medieval Iberia, Conde was a heading and position equivalent to the one of Duke. In north-eastern Brazil notice of the family of Joo is had Baptista Saucers and Maria Saucers of Avila, which belonged the traditional So Paulo trunks, descended for its father of Jusepe de Camargo and for its mother of Baltasar de Godi, having been the Martim donee Alfonso de Sousa one of its ancestors, as well as the Chieftains illustrious Tibiri, Piquerobi and Bandeirantes.