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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Italian : topographic name from old central-southern Italian macera ‘dry-stone wall’, ‘pile of stones (collected from cultivated land)’, ‘stone ruins’.
  • Southern Spanish : habitational name either from La Macera in Cáceres province or, more likely, from a Spanish form of the common Galician and Portuguese place name Maceira, from maceira ‘apple tree’.

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