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Mendoza Surname Origin

(Basque) habitational (locality) name from several places in the provinces of Arava and Biscay called Mendoza, named with Basque mendi ‘mountain’ + otz ‘cold’ + the definite article -a.



Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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