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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a variant or pet form of Matthias (see Matthew).
  • English : patronymic from a pet form of Matthew.
  • Greek : see Mates.
  • Hungarian (Mátis) : from Mátis, or Matis, pet forms of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
  • Czech and Slovak : variant of Matas.
  • Variant of Lithuanian Matỹs, from the personal name Matas.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Mates.

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