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Language(s)Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
MeaningPainted or Bird

Pinto is an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese name for a person with a speckled or dark complexion. The surname Pinto is largely found in the south of Italy and in some cases, it may be derived from the word pinto, which, in the Neapolitan dialect, means turkey or bird, and might have referred to one who boasted or strutted like this bird.[1]

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  1. ^ "Pinto Family History". Retrieved 2 March 2018.