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Mejia 1
Type Surname
Usage Spanish
Other Forms FormsMegia, Mehia, Mejía, Mexia

Meaning & History

Spanish (Mejía): probably from a religious byname (possibly under Jewish influence), from a vernacular form of Latin, Greek Messias ‘Messiah’, from Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘anointed’.
Added 2/17/2016 by TanorFaux
Edited 3/5/2020 by Mike C

Mejia 2
not set
Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Galician
Other Forms FormsMejías Mexía Megía Mexías Megías

Meaning & History

A very ancient surname, infrequent and widely spread across Spain, mostly in Madrid, Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Cuenca, Sevilla and Toledo; and also in Pontevedra, Lugo, Guadalajara, Almería, Granada, Alicante and Málaga.

It is much more common on its plural form: Mejías.

It comes from an ancient personal hispanic name from a questionable etimology, possibly a variant of Matías. On the other hand, it also means medicine, so maybe it comes from nicknames applied to pharmaceuticals.
Added 7/18/2016 by AidenShaw99

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