The Mata surname is a habitational name derived from any of numerous places in Portugal and Spain named Mata, from the Spanish word "mata," meaning "wood," or "a forest."
Early Origins of the Mata family
The surname Mata was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.
Early History of the Mata family
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