Origins Available: Portuguese
The distinguished surname MacEdo has distinctly Spanish roots. In the case of the surname MacEdo, it may be classified as a "toponymic surname" or a surname of local
origin. The place name Manzano is derived from the Spanish word "manzano," meaning "apple tree."
Early Origins of the MacEdo family
The surname MacEdo was first found in Salamanca, in the province of Leon, as well as in Alava, in the province of Vascongadas in Spain
. This surname was also found in Italy where it is believed to have been introduced by a family in 1083.
Early History of the MacEdo family
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MacEdo Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the MacEdo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacEdo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andres Manzano who arrived in Veragua in 1535; Juan Manzano who emigrated to the Dominican Republic in 1561; and Cristobal Manzano who sailed to Guatemala in 1593. Later settlers included Ramon Antonio Del Manzano who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1859 at the age of 21.
Contemporary Notables of the name MacEdo (post 1700)
- Donaldo Macedo, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Eduardo Marcondes Macedo (b. 1958), Brazilian guitarist and composer
- Macedo Magno Novaes (b. 1983), Brazilian professional football player