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Mendez Surname Origin
(Galician) : patronymic from the personal name Mendo - son of Mendo, a shortened form of Menendo which means wisdom and knowledge.
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Mendez Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Mendez family history than the origin of your surname:
A Mendez Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb