Matte Family History
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Matte Name Meaning
South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow, from Middle High German matte ‘meadow’. Dutch (van der Matt(e)): topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, or habitational name from any of various places named Made or Maete, from Middle Dutch matte, matta ‘meadow’. Southern French: possibly a habitational name from the common demesne name La Matte, La Mathe, derived from Occitan mata ‘bush’, ‘shrub’, ‘thicket’, ‘brush’. Compare Mata 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Motte, Matter, Ratte, Matt, Mette, Mate, Matre, Mauter, Tarte, Maire