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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. /sa.ˈpa.ta/(Latin American Spanish) /θa.ˈpa.ta/(European Spanish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Occupational surname for a shoemaker, from Spanish zapato meaning "shoe". It can also be considered a habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in Spain called Zapata.
Added 3/28/2016 by HL
Edited 9/15/2020 by Mike C and HL