Last name origin & meaning:
Spanish: from Matamoros meaning ‘killer of Moors’, a title
given to Spain’s patron saint, St. James, in the Middle Ages (from
matar ‘to kill’ + moros ‘Moors’). According to legend,
the saint appeared to a 9th-century Spanish king during a battle, and
enabled him to massacre 60,000 Saracens.
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