Mates Family History
Mates Name Meaning
Romanian (Mateş): from a derivative of the personal name Matei ‘Matthew’. Croatian (mainly Mateš) and Hungarian: from a derivative of the personal name Mate (Hungarian Máté). Czech and Slovak: derivative of Czech and Slovak equivalents of the Latin personal name Matthaeus or Matthias (see Matthew ). Catalan: from the plural of mata ‘scrub’ (see Mata ). Americanized form of Greek Matis . English: variant of Mate with post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Matts .7: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a personal name equivalent to Matthew .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press