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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Alcántara) : habitational name from any of various places, for example in the provinces of Cáceres, Cádiz, or Castilianized form of Catalan Alcántara, habitational name from a town in Valencia, all of them named from Arabic al ‘the’ + qaṇtara ‘bridge’.

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