Montesano Family History
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Montesano Name Meaning
Southern Italian: habitational name from Montesano Salentino in Lecce province or Montesano sulla Marcellana in Salerno province, so named from monte ‘mountain’ + sano ‘healthy’. Possibly also Spanish: habitational name for someone from Montesa in Valencia province, from an adjectival form of the place name. However, the American surname appears to be predominantly of Italian origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press