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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


The Matos 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."

Matos Early Origins



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

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Matos Spelling Variations


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Matos Spelling Variations



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

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Matos Early History


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Matos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Matos research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the year 1469 is included under the topic Early Matos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Matos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Matos Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Matos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Matos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Matos, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881
  • Daniel Matos, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1893

Matos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carlos Matos, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Constantino Matos, aged 40, who landed in America from Baranquilla, Columbia, in 1908
  • Anita Matos, aged 15, who landed in America from Palamos, Spain, in 1912
  • Antonia Matos, aged 10, who settled in America from Guatemala, Guatemala Cent. Am, in 1915
  • Antonio Matos, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Corunna, Spain, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Matos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Matos (post 1700)



  • Harry Matos (b. 1911), American football player
  • Grant Matos (b. 1981), American National Football League wide receiver
  • Eddie "E-Z" Matos, American disc jockey and music producer from New York City
  • Eddie Matos (b. 1972), American actor
  • Pedro Matos (b. 1989), Brazilian football player
  • Roy Chaderton Matos (b. 1942), Venezuelan diplomat
  • Manuel Vieira de Matos (1861-1932), archbishop of Braga, Portugal
  • Marcelo Matos (b. 1984), Brazilian football midfielder
  • Marcelo Mendonça de Matos (b. 1984), Brazilian football midfielder
  • Marcelo Roberto Lima de Matos (b. 1986), Brazilian football midfielder
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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    The Matos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Matos Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 April 2016 at 12:10.

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