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MALDONADO - Name Meaning & Origin

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MALDONADO Surname Meaning & Origin:

Maldonado is a nickname indicating an ugly or stupid person, from the Spanish mal donado meaning "ill favored," from mal, "badly," plus donado, "given, endowed."

The Maldonado surname also can be a geographical name indicating "from Maldonado," a village in the province of Albacete, Spain.

Surname Origin:

Spanish, Portuguese

Alternate Surname Spellings:

DE MALDONADO, MALDANADO, DE MALDANADO, MALEDANADO, DE MALEDANADO, MALDOLADO, MOLDONADO, BALDONADO, MONTANO, VALDONADO, VALDONAO, MALDONAO

Where do People with the Maldonado Surname Live?:

According to Public Profiler: World Names the majority of individuals with the Maldonado surname live in Argentina, followed by concentrations in Spain, the United States, France, and Switzerland.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

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

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

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

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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


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