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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Galician, Asturian-Leonese, Spanish, and Basque : habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia, Asturies, León, Santander, and Basque Country named with the topographical term cueto ‘hill’, ‘fortified settlement’ (from Latin cautus ‘sheltered’. The Asturian-Leonese form is a Castilianized variant of the Asturian-Leonese habitational name Cuetu (compare Coto)

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