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MATHENYFrench (Anglicized)
Of French origin. According to Matheny family tradition, this surname comes from the name of a village in France named Mathenay. This may also have been a French Huguenot surname.
MATHIASFrench, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).... [more]
MATHURIndian
Indian surname meaning, 'of Mathura'
MATIASSpanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MATKOCroatian
From the given name Matko.
MATKOVIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Matko''.
MATLOCKEnglish
Derived from a place name (Matlock in Derbyshire) meaning ‘meeting-place oak’ from Old English mæthel ‘meeting’, ‘gathering’, ‘council’ and ac ‘oak’.
MATONTIEnglish
My grandfathers last name from Italy . He grew up in Naples but the name is from a small country village by Tuscany named Matonti. That's all we know so far.
MATOŠCroatian
Means "son of Mato".
MATOVICMontenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic last name - descendants of Mato. Originally from Kotor, Montenegro.
MATOVSKIMacedonian
Means "son of Mato".
MATSENEnglish
Variant of Matson, Mattsen, etc.
MATSKEVICHBelarusian
From the given name Maciek, a variant of Maciej, which is the Polish variant of Matthias.
MATSONEnglish
Means "son of Matthew".
MATSOUKAGreek (Cypriot)
Means "Bat" from Latin maxuca.
MATSUJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
MATSUBARAJapanese
From the Japanese 松 (matsu) "pine tree" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
MATSUBAYASHIJapanese
Matsu means "Pine Tree" and "Bayashi" is a variant pronunciation of "Hayashi" meaning "Forest". This surname means "Pine Tree Forest". Matsubayashi-ryu is a kind of martial arts.
MATSUDAJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
MATSUDAIRAJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree" and 平 (daira) meaning "flat, calm".
MATSUHASHIJapanese
松 (Matsu) means "Pine tree" and 橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge".
MATSUIJapanese
This was considered one of the top 100 used family names in Japan. Matsu ("Pine {tree}") + I ("Well, Mineshaft, Pit")
MATSUKATAJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine" and 方 (kata) meaning "direction".
MATSUKIJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
MATSUMAEJapanese
松 (Matsu) means "Pine Tree" and 前 (Mae) means "Front".
MATSUMURAJapanese
From the Japanese 松 (matsu) "pine tree" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
MATSUNAGAJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine" and 永 (naga) meaning "long".
MATSUNAWAJapanese
Source in the notes.
MATSUNOJapanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
MATSUOJapanese
松 (Matsu) means "Pine Tree" and 尾 (O) means "Tail".
MATSUPAUkrainian (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian; although may also have found in other forms in other countries such as Galicia (Western Ukraine), Poland and Hungary; due to the changing borders and occupation of land at various points in history.
MATSUSHIMAJapanese
"Pine tree island"
MATSUURAJapanese
Matsu means "Pine Tree" and Ura means "Seacoast, Shore, Inlet".
MATSUYAMAJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "pine tree mountain". It is written as 松山.
MATSUYUKIJapanese
Matsu (松)"Pine" and Yuki (雪) "Snow". Yasuko Matsuyuki is a Japanese voice actress and singer.
MATSUZAKIJapanese
Japanese: ‘pine tree cape’. This name is found mostly in both the Tōkyō area and on the island of Kyūshū, where it is pronounced Matsusaki.
MATTAItalian
From a feminine form of MATTO.
MATTASlovak
Derived from the personal name MATÚŠ.
MATTEIItalian
Patronymic or plural form MATTEO. The Mattei family was a powerful noble family in Rome during the Middle Ages.
MATTHEWEnglish, Scottish
Derived from the given name Matthew.
MATTHIASGerman, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
MATTHIOUGreek
Means "son of Matthias".
MATTILAFinnish
Means "Matti's farm". A combination of MATTI and the suffix -la "farm, place".
MATTINGLYEnglish (British)
This name dates all the way back to the 1200s and research shows that Mattingly families began immigrating to the United States in the 1600s and continued until the 1900s. However, the place name (Mattingley, England) dates back to the year 1086, but spelled as Matingelege... [more]
MATTSENEnglish
Variant of Matson.
MATURINFrench
From the French male personal name Maturin, from Latin Mātūrīnus, a derivative of Mātūrus, literally "timely". It was borne by the Irish "Gothic" novelist Charles Maturin (1782-1824).
MATUSIAKPolish
Derived from "Son of Matus (Matthew)."
MATVEYEVRussian
Variant transcription of MATVEEV.
MAUDLINGEnglish
From the medieval female personal name Maudeleyn, the English form of Greek Magdalēnē, the sobriquet in the New Testament of the woman Mary who was cured of evil spirits by Jesus... [more]
MAUERGerman
Variant of MAURER.
MAUERGerman, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a wall, Middle High German mure "wall".
MAUGHANIrish, English
Anglicized from the original Irish Gaelic form Ò Mocháin meaning 'descendant of Mochain'. This name was one of the earliest known Irish surnames brought to England and remains a fairly common surname in the North East of the country.
MAUKCzech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
MAULEONSpanish (Archaic)
All I know is that there is a place in spain "Basque Country" that their town, apartments, holtes are named Mauleon. The language spoken is Basque a form of "Spanish and French"
MAURIItalian, Catalan
Patronymic or plural form of Mauro and patronymic name from the personal name Mauri, from Latin Maurus.
MAURICEEnglish, French
This surname is taken from a given name which is derived from the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus.
MAURISEnglish
This surname may be a variant of Maurice.
MAUSTGerman
Possibly an altered form MAST.
MAUTASCHCzech
SUDOMERICE, TABOR DISTRICT, BOHEMIA 1880
MAVROSEnglish (American)
Means "Black" in Greek.
MAWATARIJapanese
From the Japanese 馬 (ma, uma or ba) "horse" and 渡 (watari or wata) "ferry" or ferryboat."
MAWEREShona
Meaning unknown.
MAXAMEDSomali
Somali form of Muhammad.
MAXFIELDEnglish
Habitational name from places so named in England.
MAXIMEFrench
From the French given name Maxime.
MAXIMOFFRussian (Rare), Popular Culture
Variant transcription of Maksimov. It is borne by several fictional characters in Marvel Comics.
MAXIMOVRussian
Variant transcription of Maksimov.
MAXIMOVICHRussian
Means "son of Maxim".
MAXSONPopular Culture, English
Means son of Max. This is the surname of the hereditary leaders of the Brotherhood of Steel in the popular Fallout game. The first bearer of the name was Captain Roger Maxson, who founded the BOS, with the most recent bearer being Arthur Maxson, the current leader of the BOS in Fallout 4.
MAXTONEnglish
From a place name meaning "Maccus' settlement".
MAYBERRYEnglish, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
MAYEEnglish
English variant spelling of May.
MAYFIELDEnglish
From the surname but also a given name that reminds some of Springtime
MAYHEWEnglish
Mayhew is an Old French variant of Matthew and means "gift of God."
MAYNEScottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MAYNEIrish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus.
MAYNEFrench
French variant of Maine.
MAYOIrish
a county in Ireland
MAYRCzech
Variant of Meyer.
MAYRBEKOVChechen
Means "son of Mayrbek".
MAYSONETProvençal
Mason,Mason "Deriving from the Old French word machun, which meant 'stone cutter.' Inferring the original bearer of the name worked in stone or mason."
MAZÁČCzech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
MAZARINFrench
French form of Italian Mazzarino.
MAZIGHArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from Arabic أَمَازِيغ (ʾamāzīḡ) the Arabic designation for the Berber (Amazigh) people of North Africa. The word itself is ultimately of Tamazight origin, from Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Amaziɣ) of disputed meaning; in modern Central Atlas Tamazight, it means “free-man”.
MAZINIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مَزِين (mazīn) meaning “decorated, adorned” or مازن (mazin) meaning “rain cloud” (see Mazin; chiefly Moroccan).
MAZUMDARBengali (Muslim)
Variant of Majumdar.
MAZURPolish
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
MAZZARINOItalian
A diminutive of Mazzaro, an Italian surname meaning "mace-bearer".
MBANGWAShona
Meaning unknown.
M'BARECKWestern African
Derived from Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "blessed, fortunate, lucky" (chiefly Mauritanian).
M'BEIRICKWestern African
Most likely a variant of M’Bareck.
MBOTOAfrican
Last name of a character from Australian soap opera, Home and Away. This is the last name of character Stephanie Mboto, duration 1996-97.
MCEnglish
Variant of Mac
MCADAMScottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of Adam" in Gaelic.
MCADORYNorthern Irish (Rare)
Rare Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Deoraidh ‘son of the stranger’.
MCALINDENIrish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
MCANDREWScots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of Andrew".
MCASKIEIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or ÁSKETILL.
MCATEERIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. MCINTYRE)
MCCAFFERTYIrish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, meaning "son of Eachmharcach".
MCCAFFERYIrish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
MCCAFFREYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCAINEnglish
"Son of warrior"
MCCALLIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
MCCALVEYIrish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
MCCAMMONScottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ámoinn "son of Ámoinn", a Gaelic form of the Norse personal name Amundr, which is composed of the elements ag "awe, fear", or "edge, point" and mundr "protection".
MCCANIrish
A variant of Mccann, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
MCCANNIrish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
MCCARDScottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of McCart.
MCCARLIrish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of McCarroll.
MCCARLEYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
MCCARNEYIrish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
MCCARROLLIrish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill (see Carroll).
MCCARRONIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC CEARÁIN meaning "son of CIARÁN".... [more]
MCCARTNorthern Irish (Anglicized)
Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Airt, ‘son of Art’, a personal name meaning ‘bear’.
MCCARTYIrish
Variant of MACCARTHY. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
MCCAWAmerican
Famous bearer of this surname is NBA basketball player is Patrick McCaw (1995-).
MCCAWELLIrish
Anglicanized version of Mac Cathmhaoil.
MCCLARTYScottish, Irish
The surname McClarty originated in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. This name comes from the personal name Lawrence. And in Scottish Gaelic 'Mac Labhruinn' translates to 'son of Lawrence'. ... [more]
MCCLEANScottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish variant of McLean.
MCCLINTOCKScottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
MCCLOUDScottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of McLeod. The spelling was likely altered to associate it with the English word cloud. A notable fictional bearer was Fox McCloud, the main character in the StarFox video game series, including 1997's StarFox 64 for the Nintendo 64.
MCCLUNGScottish (Anglicized)
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Luinge ‘son of Lunge’, a personal name probably meaning ‘seafarer’, although the literal meaning is ‘ship’, from Latin navis longa.
MCCLUREScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
MCCLUSKEIrish
Irish: Variant of McCluskey
MCCOLGANIrish, Scottish
Has several possible meanings. It might mean someone from the village of Kilcolgan, County Galway; a follower of St. Columba; or the son of someone named Colga. The McColgans once held a family seat in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
MCCOLLUMNorthern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim "son of Colum". See McCallum, which is the usual spelling of this name in Scotland.
MCCONAHAYIrish
Northern Irish: variant of McConaghy... [more]
MCCOOKIrish
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
MCCOOLScottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhubhghaill (see McDowell). ... [more]
MCCORDNorthern Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuairt or Mac Cuarta, apparently meaning "son of a journey", which Woulfe suggests may be a reduced form of Mac Muircheartaigh (see McMurtry).
MCCORRYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCOSKEYIrish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of COSCRACH " (see COSGROVE).
MCCRINDLEScottish
Scottish surname, McCrindle, originating in the area of Ayrshire.
MCCUBBINScottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giobúin, a patronymic from the pet form of a Gaelic form of the personal name Gilbert.
MCCULLOCHScottish
Derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach meaning "boar". The name McCulloch was first used by the Strathclydes of the Scottish borderlands.
MCCURDYIrish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler", hence "skilled seaman"... [more]
MCCURTAINIrish
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín "son of Cruitín", a nickname for a hunchback.
MCDOWELLScottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians... [more]
MCDUFFScottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibh, a patronymic from the personal name Dubh "black, dark".
MCELHANEYIrish
Irish: variant of McElhinney
MCELHENNEYIrish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacGiolla Chainnigh". The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus "giolla", devotee of, and the saint's name "Canice".
MCELHINNEYNorthern Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (mainly Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Choinnigh ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Coinneach’ (see Kenny).
MCELWEEIrish, Scottish
Of Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland. Derives from Mac giolla Ruaidh, meaning "son of the servant of the red-haired youth", possibly a reference to a Dane or Norseman.
MCFADDENScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish) - both patronymics of Patrick (via Gaelic diminutives of the given name).
MCFALLScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil (Scottish) and Mac Phóil (Irish), patronymics from forms of the personal name PAUL.
MCFLYPopular Culture
Used by the character Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy. Combination of the Irish / Scottish surname prefix "Mc" and the English word "fly". Marty's ancestors were revealed to be from Ireland, so the surname McFly is mostly likely Irish-inspired.
MCGARRIEScottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
MCGARTHWAITEIrish
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
MCGEEHANIrish
Irish (Ulster) anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gaoithín ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MCGEHEEIrish (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MCGILLANIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of EOIN".
MCGILLICUDDYIrish
The surname McGillicuddy comes from the Irish Mac GiollaMochuda, meaning 'son of the devotee of St. Mochuda'. It's part of the O'Sullivan sect and comes from the West part of Ireland in county Kerry... [more]
MCGILLISScottish (Anglicized)
Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish.
MCGILLIVRAYScottish
From Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Bhràtha from a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of judgment’.
MCGINLEYIrish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhionnghaill, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnghall
MCGINTYIrish
Anglicized form of Mac an tSaoi, meaning "son of the scholar".
MCGIVERNNorthern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uidhrín, a patronymic from a personal name which is from a diminutive of odhar 'dun'. This surname is also found in Galloway in Scotland, where it is of Irish origin.
MCGLYNNIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
MCGORRYIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCGOUGHIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh, variant Eachaidh, "horseman", a derivative of each "horse".
MCGRAITHIrish
Means "Son of Graith."
MCGRATHIrish (Anglicized)
Derives from the Irish surname Mac Craith. Famous bearers of the name include the Meic Craith from the Gaelic kingdom of Thomond in the present-day Republic of Ireland. They were historians and poets connected to the Ui Bhriain kings and earls of Thomond.
MCGRAWIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic Mac Craith (the earlier form of Mac Raith) meaning "son of Craith", composed of the Gaelic elements mac "son of" and Rath, an old byname meaning "grace, prosperity".
MCHALEIrish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
MCHENRYScottish
Meaning "Son of Henry"
MCINNISScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of ANGUS".
MCKEEHANScottish Gaelic
A patronymic from a personal name or byname derived from caoch ‘blind’, ‘purblind’.
MCKEITHENIrish
Variant of Irish McKeehan.
MCKERROWScottish
Scottish: of uncertain derivation. Some sources believe it to be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearrach, Mac Cearrbhaich ‘son of the gambler’, while Woulfe derives it from Mac Ciothruadha ‘son of Ciothruaidh’, a personal name of Norse origin.
MCKIERNANIrish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, a patronymic from a diminutive of the personal name Tighearna.
MCKINNONScottish (Anglicized)
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning ‘fair born’ or ‘fair son’. ... [more]
MCKINSTRYNorthern Irish
From Gaelic Mac an Aistrigh, a reduced form of Mac an Aistrighthigh "son of the traveller".
MCKITTRICKScottish
From Gaelic, "son of Shitrig", a personal name adapted from Old Norse Sigtryggr, literally "victory-true".
MCKNIGHTScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name NEACHTAN.
MCLARENScottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Labhrainn meaning "son of Labhrann", Gaelic form of the personal name Lawrence.... [more]
MCLAUGHLINScottish (Anglicized)
A Scottish clan traced as far back as the 11th Century AD/CE.... [more]
MCLEISHScottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic
Northern Irish (Ulster) and Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Íosa, patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of Jesus’.
MCLERNONIrish
This is an Irish Gaelic surname recorded in the spellings of MacLerenon, McLernon, McLernan, and McLorinan. It is mostly associated with the province of Ulster in Ireland, although with some branches in Scotland... [more]
MCLOUGHLINScottish
Variation of the surname McLaughlin.
MCMANAMONIrish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman, a patronymic surname, created from the given name Meanma
MCMICHAELEnglish
Means “son of Michael” in English.
MCMILLANScottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin, a patronymic from the byname Maolán, a diminutive of maol "bald", "tonsured".
MCMONAGLEIrish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
MCMORROWIrish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh "sea warrior", from muir "sea" and cath "battle". In Leinster this name is usually Anglicized as McMurrough and in Ulster as Murphy.
MCMULLANIrish
The surname McMullan is of old Irish/ Gaelic Heritage, it is with meaning ‘Bald’ or ‘Tonsured One’. It was first founded in the province of Connacht, and comes from Mullan.... [more]
MCMURRAYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of Muireadhach (cf. MURDOCK).
MCMURTRYNorthern Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh "son of Muircheartach", a personal name meaning "navigator", from muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler".
MCNAIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
MCNAIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
MCNAIRIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
MCNAMEEIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning "hound of Meath". Meath is a county in Ierland. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.
MCNEELYScottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
MCNEESEIrish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Aonghus (see Angus).
MCNICHOLASIrish
The McNicholas family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name McNicholas was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas... [more]
MCNULTYNorthern Irish (Anglicized)
Irish surname historically associated with County Donegal in northwest Ireland meaning "descended of the Ulaid Nation". The surname is derived from an anglicized contraction of the original Irish patronymic Mac "descended" an Ultaigh "Ulaid race".
MCPHERSONScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, "son of the parson."
MCQUADEScottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace Quade to Quatt, an alternative spelling of Wat, short for Walter.
MCQUAIDScottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of Wat.
MCQUARRIEScottish
Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Guaire, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning "proud", "noble".
MCQUINNELLYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
MCRAYNEEnglish, Scottish
Means "son of the queen," combining the surname Rayne with the prefix Gaelic prefix mac, meaning "son."
MCSIENEIrish
means "son of Siene" in Irish Gaelic.
MCSORLEYScottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle, a patronymic form of SOMHAIRLE.