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Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname MENDEZ

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Definition: A patronymic surname meaning "son or descendant of Mendel or Mendo," given names meaning knowledge, wisdom. Its beginnings have been traced back primarily to the village of Celanova, Spain, according to the Instituto Genealógico e Histórico Latino-Americano.

Surname Origin: Spanish

Alternate Surname Spellings: MENDES, MENENDEZ, MENENDES, MÉNDEZ, MÉNDES

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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