Matsumoto Family History
Matsumoto Name Meaning
Japanese (common in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands): from a common place name; many bearers therefore may be unrelated. According to folklore, a habitation near a pine tree (matsu) from which a deity would issue to visit mortals would be named Matsumoto: ‘place of the (divine) pine tree’. See also Matsuda and Matsuoka.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press