Meredith Vieira

by ethnic on September 1, 2010

Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1953

Ethnicity: Portuguese (Azorean)

Meredith Vieira is an American journalist, and talk show and game show host. She was born to 1st generation Portuguese-American parents, Mary Elsie (Rosa) and Edwin Vieira. Her grandparents were all Portuguese, from the Azores.

Meredith is married to journalist, television producer, and author Richard M. Cohen, with whom she has three children.

Meredith’s paternal grandfather was António/Antone Claudio Vieira (the son of Manuel Vieira and Maria José Vieira). Meredith was born in Faial Island, Azores, Portugal.

Meredith’s paternal grandmother was Maria/Mary Louise Costa (the daughter of José/Joseph da Costa Melo and Maria/Mary das Mercedes/Merces Frazao/Fracao). Meredith’s grandmother Maria was born in São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

Meredith’s maternal grandfather was Domingos “Dominick” Correia/Correira da Rosa (the son of António Correia da Rosa and Maria Rosa da Conceição). Domingos was born in Cedros, Faial, Azores, Portugal. António was the son of José Correia da Rosa and Maria Clara de Escobar.

Meredith’s maternal grandmother was Filomena/Philomena “Fanny” L. Silvia/Silva Silveira/Silveria (the daughter of Francisco da Rosa da Silva and Maria Lacerda Rosa). Filomena was born in Faial Island, Azores, Portugal.

Sources: Genealogies of Meredith Vieira –

Genealogy of Meredith Vieira (focusing on her father’s side) –

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Dstmnstr November 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm

I’ve done part of her Azorean genealogy almost two years ago, but it’s still unfinished and I haven’t been working on it lately. So I’ve decided to share what I have on her ancestry:
Thank you,
Dustin Schrull

madman April 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm

All of her grandparents were Portuguese immigrants, from the Azores. So her ethnicity should be “Azorean Portuguese” or “Portuguese (Azorean)”.

Antone C. Vieira and Maria/Mary Louise Costa —> Antone Claudio Vieira and Maria/Mary Louise Costa (the daughter of Joseph Costa and Mary Mercedes Fracao).

Maternal grandparents were Domingos Correira Rosa and Philomena Silveria.

lelo4 August 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

She’s got that stereotypical and unique Portuguese look.

the punisher December 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

she defenetly has some northern European in her

andrew December 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

again! you’re obsessed with this “Northern European” thing. Portuguese people can have fair features, nothing strange.

andrew December 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

btw, she’s not a natural blond. Don’t get fooled

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