Mato Family History
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Mato Name Meaning
Galician and Portuguese: widespread habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia and Portugal named Mato, from mata ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’. Spanish: topographic name from mato ‘scrub’. Catalan (Mató): metonymic occupational name for a dairyman, from a word meaning ‘cream’; ‘curds’, ‘curd cheese’. Hungarian (Mató): from a pet form of the personal name Maté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Mata, Matos, Mate, Matto, Mazo, Mako, Maro, Matt, Baro, Malo