Matamoros History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Matamoros 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 Matamoros family

The surname Matamoros was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Important Dates for the Matamoros family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matamoros research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1469 is included under the topic Early Matamoros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Matamoros Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mata, Matas, Matos and others.

Early Notables of the Matamoros family (pre 1700)

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Matamoros migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matamoros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Matamoros, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1824 [1]
  • Lope Matamoros, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Jose Matamoros, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Matamoros (post 1700)

  • Olga Santoyo Matamoros (b. 1921), Cuban sculptor and university professor

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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