Matamoros Family History
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Matamoros Name Meaning
Spanish: from Matamoros meaning ‘killer of Moors’, a title given to Spain’s patron saint, St. James, in the Middle Ages (from matar ‘to kill’ + moros ‘Moors’). According to legend, the saint appeared to a 9th-century Spanish king during a battle, and enabled him to massacre 60,000 Saracens.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Moros, Matalon, Maturo, Yamamoto, Matters, Lambros, Matos, Miyamoto