Last name origin & meaning:
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: either a nickname from
modesto ‘modest’, ‘unassuming’ or from the personal name
Modesto, from Late Latin Modestus (meaning ‘moderate’,
‘gentle’, ‘temperate’). The name was borne by several early saints,
including a child martyred at Alexandria, Egypt, and an 8th-century
evangelist of Carinthia.
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