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Origin and popularity of the name MATES


Mates : 1: Romanian (Mateş): from a derivative of the personal name Matei ‘Matthew’.2: Croatian (mainly Mateš) and Hungarian: from a derivative of the personal name Mate (Hungarian Máté).3: Czech and Slovak: derivative of Czech and Slovak equivalents of the Latin personal name Matthaeus or Matthias (see Matthew).4: Catalan: from the plural of mata ‘scrub’ (see Mata).6: Americanized form of Greek Matis.5: English: variant of Mate with post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Matts.7: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a personal name equivalent to Matthew.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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