A Spanish and Portuguese surname, the Macias name comes from the Hebrew term ‘mattathiah’ which meant a gift of the Lord and later from the French spelling of ‘Mathieu’. The spelling variations for Macias include Mesias, Mathias, Matias, Masias, Mathias, Massias and Matthias. In Spain the Macias family name is common in the areas of Leon and Galicia. Over the centuries Macias families have also resettled in Panama, Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Cuba. In southeast England the Macias family name is primarily found in Kent County and the city of London. In Scotland the main location for those with the Macias surname is to the northern region of Sutherland. Within the United States the Macias families are mostly living in Texas, Arizona, California, Arizona, Colorado and Florida. There are additional scatterings of Macias families in the mid-west, northeast and far Pacific coast states. Famous: Carlos Fuentes Macias (writer from Mexico), David Macias (music record producer), Raul Macias (boxer and actor from Cuba), Luis Miguel Macias (footballer from Ecuador), Antonio Macias (movie film actor and screenwriter) and Isabel Macias (champion runner from Spain).