The MacEda name was originally created from the name of an existing place, most likely from Macedo, in the province of Tras-Os-Montes, Portugal, or perhaps from Maceda or Maceo in Cavaleiros. As such, the MacEda surname is classified as being of habitation origin. The word "maceda" comes from the Castilian term "maceta," which comes in turn from the Latin "mattea," meaning "flowerpot."
The surname MacEda was first found in the town of Macedo, where the family held their ancestral seat.
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Prominent members of the family include Francisco Macedo (1596-1681), known as S. Augustino, a Portuguese Franciscan theologian; and the Portuguese writer Antonio Souza de Macedo, born in... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacEda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rufino Macedo who settled in Peru in 1884 at the age of 25.