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Subject: Re: surname MATAVA
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 8, 2006 at 11:17 AM
Reply to: surname MATAVA by Tony Bettfuehr

I don't know Hungarian, but I did look at a couple of Hungarian name sites and though it is not a Indo-European language it is surrounded by Indo-European languages. So, it looks like many of the names have Indo-European roots.

Matava looks to me like a form of Matthew which has its origin in Hebrew, meaning "gift of God" ...just my guess since no one else has responded.

Messages in this thread:
  • surname MATAVA - Tony Bettfuehr  Nov 3 2006, 11:46 AM
    • Re: surname MATAVA - Sean Foglai  Nov 8 2006, 11:17 AM