The MacEdos 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 MacEdos 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."
Early Origins of the MacEdos family
The surname MacEdos was first found in the town of Macedo, where the family held their ancestral seat.
Early History of the MacEdos family
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MacEdos Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the MacEdos family (pre 1700)
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 MacEdos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacEdos family to the New World and Oceana
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.