Matos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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."
Early Origins of the Matos family
The surname Matos was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.
Early History of the Matos family
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Matos Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mata, Matas, Matos and others.
Early Notables of the Matos family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Matos is the 1,846th most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. 
| Matos migration to the United States ||+|
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 immigrated to America, in 1893
Matos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carlos Matos, aged 18, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Corunna, Spain, in 1916
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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
- Antun Gustav Matoš (1873-1914), Croatian poet and writer
- José Norton de Matos (1867-1955), Portuguese general and politician
- André Coelho Matos (b. 1971), former vocalist, pianist and composer
- Ian Carlos Gonçalves de Matos (1989-2021), Brazilian diver who competed in the men's synchronized 3 metre springboard at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Pedro Matos (b. 1989), Brazilian football player
- Roy Chaderton Matos (b. 1942), Venezuelan diplomat
- ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- 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)