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Modesto Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: either a nickname from modesto ‘modest’, ‘unassuming’ or from the personal name Modesto, from Late Latin Modestus (meaning ‘moderate’, ‘gentle’, ‘temperate’). The name was borne by several early saints, including a child martyred at Alexandria, Egypt, and an 8th-century evangelist of Carinthia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Modeste, Moresco, Loreto, Moretto, Mosso, Sesto, Oest, Desio, Oneto

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Modesto Family Origin

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Modesto Family Occupations

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Modesto Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Modesto Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Modesto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Modesto in 1962 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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