Diego Family History
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Diego Name Meaning
Spanish: from the personal name Diego, which is of uncertain derivation. It was early taken to be a reduced form of Santiago, and is commonly taken by English speakers as being a form of James, but this is no more than folk etymology. It is found in the Middle Ages in the Latin forms Didacus and Didagus, which Meyer-Lübke derived from Greek didakhe ‘doctrine’, ‘teaching’, but in view of the fact that it is unknown outside the Iberian Peninsula it may possibly have a pre-Roman origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Virgo, Dier, Ditto, Deeg, Diers, Degon, Deo, Diem, Igo, Dies