Malatesta Family History
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Malatesta Name Meaning
Italian: nickname for a stubborn, malicious, or treacherous person, from malus (feminine mala) ‘bad’, ‘evil’ + testa ‘head’. In the form Malatestas, this is also found as a Greek name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Mezzatesta, Matta, Maratea, Latessa, Matarese, Maietta, Martella