Monserrate Family History
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Monserrate Name Meaning
Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places in Portugal named Monserrate. Spanish: Castilianized form of the Catalan habitational name Montserrat, after the famous monastery of Mare de Déu de Montserrat, in Barcelona. Christopher Columbus christened the Caribbean Island of Montserrat with reference to this name of the Virgin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press