Alcantara Family History
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Alcantara Name Meaning
Spanish (Alcántara): habitational name from any of various places, for example in the provinces of Cáceres, Cádiz, or Castilianized form of Catalan Alcàntera, habitational name from a town in Valencia, all of them named from Arabic al ‘the’ + qan?tara ‘bridge’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press