Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Asturian-Leonese : from madera ‘wood’, ‘timber’ (from Late Latin materia), probably applied as a topographic name or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example La Madera in Asturies.
  • Czech (Maděra) : ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).