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MENEAR     Cornish, English (British)
English (Devon; of Cornish origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a menhir, i.e. a tall standing stone erected in prehistoric times (Cornish men ‘stone’ + hir ‘long’). In the United States, it is a common surname in Pennsylvania & West Virginia.
MENESES     Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
MENEZ     Breton
Menez means mount or mountain in Breton.
MENG     Chinese (Rare)
Eminent, powerful. Bold, deceiving. Fierce, ferocious. The first of the series. The first month. The eldest.... [more]
MENGÍBAR     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
MENKE     German
Derived as a diminutive of several Germanic given names whose first element was derived from Germanic *magin- and *megin- "strength; force; power".
MENSAH     African, Ghanaian
This is a very common last name in Ghana.
MENTZER     German
Habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios), or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.
MENZEL     German, English
Derived from a short form of MENZ, CLEMENS or HERMANN.
MERABET     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Algeria.
MERABISHVILI     Georgian
Means “son of Merab (2)” in Georgian.
MERANTI     ?
MERÀS     Occitan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Languedocien commune.
MERCADO     Spanish
From Spanish mercado "market", topographic name for someone living by a market or metonymic occupational name for a market trader.
MERCER     English, Catalan
Occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, "merchandise"). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.
MEREDITH     Welsh
From the personal name Maredudd. In Welsh the stress is on the second syllable. The Old Welsh form is Morgetiud, of which the first element may mean "pomp, splendor" and the second is iudd "lord".
MERI     Estonian
Meri is both an Estonian and Finnish surname, meaning "sea".
MERINO     Spanish
"Merino" where a kind of medieval judges in the kingdoms of Castille and Navarre (nowadays Spain). Besides solving controversies among the people, could have some role in the organization of their territories.... [more]
MERIWETHER     English
Means "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person.
MERL     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merl, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin).
MERRIDEW     English
A different form of Meredith (from the Welsh personal name Meredydd, perhaps literally "lord of splendour"). It occurs in Wilkie Collins' 'The Moonstone' (1868) belonging to Mrs Merridew, widowed sister to Sir John Verinder.
MERRIWEATHER     English
From a medieval nickname for someone of a cheerful disposition (cf. Meriwether).
MERVYN     English
(i) from the medieval personal name Merewine, literally "fame-friend"; (ii) from the Old English personal names Mǣrwynn, literally "famous joy", and Merefinn, from Old Norse Mora-Finnr; (iii) from the Welsh personal name Merfyn, literally probably "marrow-eminent"
MESA     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word mesa meaning "table"; ultimately from Latin mēnsa which also means "table". This surname was used to refer to people who lived on a mesa, a hill that is flat at the top and steep along the sides.
MESBAH     Arabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic مِصْبَاح (miṣbāḥ) meaning "lamp, light, luminary".
MESCHWITZ     Sorbian (Germanized)
Germanized form of Mješicy.
MESÍAS     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish, meaning Messiah.
MESIKÄPP     Estonian
Mesikäpp is an Estonian surname meaning "honey orchid".
MESMER     German
The surname of Franz Mesmer, a German physician who discovered animal-magnetism (mesmerism / hypnotism). The English word "mesmerism" is derived from this surname.
MESSAOUDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Messaoud.
MESSENGER     ?
MESSER     German
Occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen "to measure".
MESSER     Scottish
Occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier (see Messier).
MESSI     African, Arabic, Italian
Famous bearer of this surname is Lionel Messi (born 1987-), an Argentinian footballer of Italian descent.
MESSIAEN     Dutch, French
Derived from Messiaen, the (archaic) Dutch form of the latinate first name Messianus, which itself is ultimately derived from the Roman praenomen Messus. The meaning of Messus is not wholly certain; it may be derived from the Latin verb meto "to reap, to harvest, to cut, to sever", or from the latinized form of Greek mesos or messos "(the) middle, (the) middle one"... [more]
MESSINA     Italian
Habitational name from the Sicilian city Messina. It was named Messana in the 5th century bc when it was captured by Anaxilaos of Rhegium; previously it had been known as Zancle.
MESSOUD     Western African
From the given name Mas'ud; used in Mauritania.
MESTANZA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
METALLO     Italian
From the Greek vocabulary word metallo "metal", used as a nickname for a miner or for someone with a clear or metallic tone of voice.
METCALF     English
Variant of Metcalfe.
METCALFE     English
An occupational name from Northern England, from Old English mete, 'food' and calf, 'calf', i.e calfs being fattened for consumption in late summer. Thus, making this surname an occupational name for either a slaughterer or herdsman... [more]
METS     Estonian
Mets is an Estonian surname meaning "forest".
METSAORG     Estonian
Metsaorg is an Estonian surname meaning "forest valley".
METSUR     Estonian
Metsur is an Estonian surname meaning "forester".
METTE     German, Dutch
From a pet form of the female personal name MECHTHILD.
METZ     German
From a short form of the female personal name MECHTHILD.
MEUNIER     French
French word for "miller."
MEUSBURGER     German (Austrian)
The history of this last name is that it means "Mountain Dweller." Being as part of the Austrian surnames, it's a widely used one in it's home country. A few brothers had gone to various countries, as of now there is Meusburgers in Columbia, as well as the United States and throughout Europe... [more]
MÉZEC     Breton
Mézec derives from mezeg which means physician in Breton
MEZIANE     Berber, Northern African
From the given name Meziane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
MIAN     Muslim
From a title of respect, Urdu mian meaning ‘sir’ (from Persian miyān meaning ‘between’), used to address an older man. In Bangladesh this is common as a suffix added to the name of a respected person, especially a senior member of a village community.
MIANO     Italian
Habitational name from Miano in Naples, Parma, and Teramo; Miane in Treviso; or Mian in Belluno.
MICALE     Italian
Popular in Italy.
MICALLEF     Maltese
Either from Micali, a variant of the Biblical name Michael, or from Maltese mħallef meaning "judge".
MICELLI     Italian
Beacon, torch, light
MICHAIL     Greek
A common last name in Greece. Probably from the Archangel Michael who appeared to the Virgin Mary with a lily.
MICHALCZEWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Michalczew.
MICHÁLEK     Czech
Michálek is pet form of Michal.
MICHALIDIS     Greek
Means "Son of Michael".
MICHALKA     ?
Of unknown origin and meaning... [more]
MICHALOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name from a place called Michalowice.
MICHALSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Michale in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or Michaly in Plock voivodeship; patronymic from personal name Michal.
MICHELET     French (Latinized, Rare)
Its name comes from the name Michael, the angel.
MICHELS     German, Dutch
Patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael). ... [more]
MICHIZOE     Japanese
From the Japanese 道 (michi) "road," "way," "path" and 添 (zoe or soe) "addition," "add-on," "improvememnt."
MICK     German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name MIKOLAJ or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread". The name was reportedly taken from Germany to Ireland in the 18th century.
MICKLEY     French
It originated when an immigrant family named Michelet came to New York from Northern France. Because they had a foreign surname, they made up the names Mickley and Michelin. The originator was Jean Jacques Michelet (John Jacob Mickley), a private in the Revolutionary War... [more]
MICKLEY     English
It comes the French name Michelet, which comes from the name Michael, as in the angel. ... [more]
MIDDAG     Dutch
From the Dutch word for "Midday". The earliest/oldest records of the surname are found in the Netherlands (Holland).
MIDDENDORF     German
"middle of the village"
MIDDLETON     English, Scottish
Habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel "middle" + tun "enclosure","settlement".
MIDNIGHT     Irish
Middle of the night, darkness, dark blue
MIDORIKAWA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 緑 (midori) meaning "green" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
MIELE     Italian
It means "honey" in Italian.
MIERAS     Catalan
Castilianized form of Mieres, a habitational name from Catalan and Asturian-Leonese Mieres, towns in Catalonia and Asturies.
MIFUNE     Japanese
This surname is used as 三船, 三舟, 美船, 御舟, 御船, 神船 or 見船 with 三 (san, zoo, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beautiful, beauty", 御 (gyo, go, o-, on-, mi-) meaning "govern, honourable, manipulate", 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-, mi) meaning "gods, mind, soul", 見 (gen, mi.eru, mi.seru, mi.ru) meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible", 船 (sen, funa-, fune) meaning "boat, ship" and 舟 (shuu, funa-, fune, -bune) meaning "boat, ship."... [more]
MIGA     Polish
Nickname from a derivative migac ‘to twinkle or wink’.
MIGLINIEKS     Latvian
Name comes from the village Miglinieki.
MIGNOGNA     Italian
In part a Southern Italian a habitational name from Mignogna, a minor place in Foggia province.
MIGUEL     Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Miguel.
MIHAI     Romanian
From the given name Mihai.
MIHALCIN     ?
MIHALJEVIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Mihael".
MIHKLI     Estonian
Mihkli is an Estonian surname, derived from the masculine given name "Mihkel" (a cogante of "Michael").
MIJANGOS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Cuesta Urria.
MIJATOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Mijat".
MIKA     Polish
A shortened form of the Polish version of MICHAELSON, which became a family name earlier on.
MIKA     Hungarian, Polish
Comes from a pet form of a central and eastern European personal name equivalent to Nicholas
MIKAMI     Japanese
From the Japanese 三 (mi) "three," 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook," "mentality," 味 (mi or aji) "taste," 海 (mi or umi) "sea" or 水 (mi or mizu) "water," and 上 (kami, kan or ue) "upper," "above," 神 (kami, kan or shin) "god" or 守 (kami or mori) "guard," "protect," "defend."
MIKAN     Japanese, Popular Culture
Mikan means "Mandarin Orange", this is pretty uncommon. A character from Danganronpa, Tsumiki Mikan, has this surname. The source is in the notes.
MIKAZUKI     Japanese (Rare)
Mikazuki is a one kanji surname that means " Crescent ".
MIKE     Hungarian
Fro, a pet form of the personal name Miklós, Hungarian form of Nicholas, or possibly from a short form of Mihály, Hungarian form of Michael.
MIKEL     English, Scottish, Welsh, Russian
Mikel is another form of MICHAEL,... [more]
MIKHAYLOV     Russian
Variant transcription of Mikhailov.
MIKI     Japanese
Possibly Mi ("Three") + Ki ("Tree"). This might've been inspired by the Japanese first name Miki.
MIKK     Estonian
Mikk is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a shortened form of the masculine given name Mihkel (a variant of Michael).
MIKKELBORG     Norwegian
Norwegian variant of the originally German surname MECKLENBURG, which came to Norway during the hanseatic era.
MIKÓ     Hungarian
From a pet form of the personal names Miklós (Hungarian form of Nicholas) or Mihály (Hungarian form of Michael).
MIKOLAJCZYK     Polish
From the personal name Mikołaj meaning "son of Mikołaj".
MIKOS     Polish, Hungarian, Greek
From a derivative of a personal name equivalent to Nicholas: Polish Mikolaj, Slovenian Miklavž, or Hungarian Miklós.... [more]
MIKULIĆ     Croatian
Means ''son of Mikula''.
MILÁN     Spanish
Nickname from milán "kite" (the bird of prey).
MILANAY     Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
The Milanay is original surname from Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
MILDMAY     English
From a medieval nickname for an inoffensive person (literally "mild maiden").
MILENKOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Milenko".
MILENKOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Milenko".
MILETIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Mile''.
MILEY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó MAOL AODHA, though Ó MÁILLE and Ó MAOLMHUAIDH can also be possibilities. See Molloy (and Mulloy) and Milley (and Mulley) for comparison. A known bearer of this surname is James "Bubber" Miley (1903-1932), an American jazz musician.
MILHOUS     English
Variant spelling of English Millhouse.
MILHOUSE     English
Variant spelling of Millhouse.
MILIBAND     Jewish
This is the surname of British Labour Party politicians Ed and David Miliband, who are ethnically Jewish.
MILIČ     Slovene
Variant of Milić.
MILINA     Croatian, Serbian
passed down from generations
MILK     English
Probably from Middle English milk ‘milk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of milk.In some instances, probably a translation of German Milch, a variant of Slavic Milich or of Dutch Mielke (a pet form of Miele), or a shortening of Slavic Milkovich.
MILL     Scottish, English
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mill, Middle English mille, milne (Old English myl(e)n, from Latin molina, a derivative of molere ‘to grind’)... [more]
MILLAY     English
This surname is thought to be a respelling of Millais, which may come from the French surname Millet, a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass (derived from a diminutive form of Old French mil which is then derived from Latin milium meaning "millet").... [more]
MILLEN     English
A mill worker.
MILNER     English, Scottish
Northern English (mainly Yorkshire) and Scottish: variant of Miller, retaining the -n- of the Middle English word, which was a result of Scandinavian linguistic influence, as in Old Norse mylnari.
MILO     English
Derived from the given name Milo.
MIMOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Mimoun.
MIMS     English (British)
Habitational name from Mimms (North and South Mimms) in Hertfordshire, most probably derived from an ancient British tribal name, Mimmas.
MIN     Korean
Meaning: Sensitive, fast, quick, clever, smart. famous bearer of this name is kpop idol/rapper Min Yoongi also known as Suga from BTS.
MIN     Korean
Min means "Urge on". A famous bearer of this surname is Min YoonGi, also known as Suga.
MINAEV     Russian
From the given name Menas.
MINAGOFÑA     Chamorro
Chamorro for "all their happiness"
MINAJ     ?
MINAMOTO     Japanese
Meaning "source, origin". With the Fujiwara and Taira, this is one of the three most prominent clans in Japanese history. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. The name itself is not common today, as most of the descendant families have taken other surnames, usually from their places of residence... [more]
MINAMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 源 (minamoto) meaning "source, origin".
MINATO     Japanese
Minato means ("Assemble") and ("Harbor") with different kanji.
MINATOZAKI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 湊 (minato) meaning "assemble" combined with 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".
MINAYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of Minaev.
MINCHEV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Mincho".
MINE     Japanese
This surname is used as 岑, 峯, 峰, 嶺, 三根, 美根, 美祢, 美禰 or 見根 with 岑 (gin, shin, mine), an outdated character meaning "mountaintop, peak," 峯/峰 (hou, ne, mine) meaning "peak, summit," 嶺 (ryou, rei, mine) meaning with the same meaning as 峯/峰, 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three," 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty/iful," 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, mi.ru) meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible," 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 祢/禰 (dei, nai, ne) meaning "ancestral shrine."... [more]
MINEA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
MINELLA     Italian
Southern Italian, from a pet form of the female personal name Mina, a short form of Guglielmina, Giacomina, etc.
MINELLI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Minello, a pet form of the personal name Mino, which is a short form of a personal name formed with the hypocoristic suffix -mino, such as Adimino, Giacomino, Guglielmino, etc.
MINER     English
English occupational name for someone who built mines, either for the excavation of coal and other minerals, or as a technique in the medieval art of siege warfare. The word represents an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French mine ‘mine’ (a word of Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic mein ‘ore’, ‘mine’).
MÍNERVUDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of MINERVA" in Icelandic. A famous bearer is Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir.
MÍNERVUSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of MINERVA" in Icelandic
MINOR     English, German, French
English: variant spelling of Miner.... [more]
MINTRAM     English
Unknown
MIOLA     Italian
italian
MIRAMONTES     Spanish
Looker of mountains.
MIRANDA     Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda "view, outlook".
MIRGHANI     Northern African, Arabic
Sudanese name of unknown Arabic meaning.
MIRKIN     Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mirke, a pet form of the Biblical Hebrew name Miryam.
MIRONOV     Russian
Means "son of Miron (1)" in Russian.
MIRZA     Muslim, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Marathi
Derived from the given name Mirza, taken directly from the Persian title of the same name denoting a prince.
MIRZADEH     Persian
From Persian title امیرزاده (amirzâde), itself derived from Arabic أمير (’amīr) meaning "commander, prince" combined with the Persian suffix زاده (zâde) meaning "offspring" (see Mirza).
MIRZAEI     Persian
Derived from the given name Mirza.
MIRZAMAGOMEDOV     Lezgin
Derived from the Persian title میرزا (mirzâ) meaning "prince" (see Mirza) combined with the given name Magomed.
MIRZOEV     Tajik, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Mirza".
MIS     Various
MISAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
MISAKIAN     Armenian
An Armenian surname meaning "descendant of Misak." Misak is the Armenian form of the Ancient Hebrew name Meshach.
MISHIMA     Japanese
Mi ("Three") + Shima ("Island").
MISIEWICZ     Polish
Patronymic from Mis.
MISKINIS     Lithuanian
Topographic name from miškinis ‘forest’, ‘forest spirit’. This name is also established in Poland.
MISLEH     Arabic
Variation of Musleh. Means "peacemaker" or "social reformer" in Arabic.
MISO     Japanese (Rare)
Miso is made up of two symbols literally referred to "Miso Soup". According to a Japanese site, less than 140 people in Japan possess this last name.
MISSINGHAM     English
The name means "lost home", and it's from the Old English words "missan" and "ham".
MITA     Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Dymitr
MITA     Japanese
Meaning ‘three rice paddies’, the name is more common in eastern Japan. It is also pronounced Santa or Sanda in western Japan.
MITAG     Croatian
From german Mittag, redacted during WWII.
MITREA     Romanian
Romanian name, derived from the word mitra, meaning the hat of a high priest(mitropolit).
MITREVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Mitre".
MITROVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Mitar".
MITSUE     Japanese
This surname is used as 光永, 光江, 三枝, 満江, 三ツ江 or 三津江 with 光 (kou, hikari, hika.ru, mitsu) meaning "light, ray", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 満 (ban, man, mi.tasu, mi.chiru, mi.tsu) meaning "enough, full, fullness, satisfy", 永 (ei, naga.i, e) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy", 江 (kou, e) meaning "bay, creek, inlet", 枝 (shi, eda, e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb" and 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port."... [more]
MITSUGI     Japanese
This surname is used as 貢, 三木, 三ツ木, 三津木, 三樹, 三次, 参木, 満木, 見次, 身次 or 巳継 with 貢 (ku, kou, mitsu.gu) meaning "finance, support, tribute", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port", 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood", 樹 (juu, ki) meaning "timber trees, wood", 参 (san, shin, mai-, mai.ru, majiwaru, mitsu) meaning "be defeated, be madly in love, coming, die, going, nonplussed, three, visit, visiting", 満 (ban, man, mi.tasu, mi.chiru, mi.tsu) meaning "enough, full, fullness, satisfy", 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, mi.ru) meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible", 身 (shin, mi) meaning "one's station in life, person, somebody", 次 (shi, ji, tsugi, tsu.gu) meaning "next, order, sequence", 巳 (shi, mi) meaning "sign of the snake/serpent (6th sign of Chinese zodiac)" and 継 (kei, tsu.gi, mama-) meaning "graft (tree), inherit, patch, succeed."... [more]
MITSUGU     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 貢, 三次, 三続 or 巳継 with 貢 (ku, kou, mitsu.gu) meaning "finance, support, tribute", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 次 (shi, ji, tsugi, tsu.gu) meaning "next, order, sequence", 続 (kyou, kou, shoku, zou, tsugu.nai, tsudzu.ku, tsudzu.keru) meaning "continue, sequel, series", 巳 (shi, mi) meaning "sign of the snake/serpent (6th sign of Chinese zodiac)" and 継 (kei, tsu.gi, mama-) meaning "graft (tree), inherit, patch, succeed."... [more]
MITSUI     Japanese
From the Japanese 三 (mi or san) and 井 (i) "well." The grammatical and phonetic add-on ツ (tsu) is not always included in this name's spelling.
MITT     Estonian
Mitt is an Estonian surname, a possible borrowing from Old German "mitte" ("middle" or "center"). Possibly, from the Estonian negative "mitte" meaning "no" or "not".
MITTEL     German
Literally "middle", probably a topographic name from a farm occupying a middle position in a settlement. Compare Mitter.
MITTELMAN     Jewish
Nickname from Yiddish mitlman "man of moderate means".
MITTELMANN     German
From a byname from Middle High German mittelman "mediator, arbitrator".
MITTER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned a property that was in the middle between two or more others, especially if the others were both held by men with the same personal name (for example, Mitter Hans), from the strong form of Middle High German mitte "mid, middle".
MITTERMEIER     German (Austrian)
Literal meaning "middle farmer" its thought to have been given to farmers living between two there farms in the mountains.
MITVOKH     Yiddish
It literally means "midweek".
MIURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 三 (mi) "three" and 浦 (ura) "bay."
MIWA     Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 輪 (wa) meaning "wheel, ring, circle".
MIYA     Japanese
The name could mean ‘three arrows’, ‘three valleys’ or ‘shrine’, the latter being the most common. Some occurrences in America are the result of shortening longer names.
MIYABE     Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
MIYAGUCHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 口 (guchi or kuchi) "mouth," "opening."
MIYAHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
MIYAICHI     Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "a shrine; a palace" and 一 (ichi) meaning "one".... [more]
MIYAKE     Japanese
Variously written, usually with characters meaning ‘three houses’. In the 5th and 6th centuries, Japanese rulers based in the Yamato region (present-day Nara prefecture) established royal rice-growing estates (miyake) throughout their realm in order to increase their income and consolidate their power... [more]
MIYAKO     Japanese (Rare)
Miyako means "Capital", but as a last name, it usually has the same characters as Kyoto.
MIYANO     Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
MIYARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 良 (ra) "good."
MIYARES     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Piloña.
MIYASHITA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "below the shrine". It is written as 宮下.
MIYATA     Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
MIYAUCHI     Japanese
Miya means "Shrine" and Uchi means "Inside".
MIYAZAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
MIYAZATO     Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "shrine" and 里 (zato) meaning "village".
MIYAZAWA     Japanese
Miyazawa is written using the characters for "shrine" (宮) and "creek" (沢). Together, these characters spell "The creek by the shrine." The second letter (沢) can also be read as "stream" or even "swamp".
MIZRAHI     Hebrew, Jewish
From Hebrew מִזְרָחִי (mizrakhí) meaning "East, eastern", itself from מִזְרָח (mizrakh) "east".
MIZUHARA     Japanese (Rare)
Mizu ("Water") + Hara ("Plain"). Possibly pronounced "bara" or "wara" in different regions
MIZUKAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
MIZUNO     Japanese
Means ''of water'' or ''of the water'' in Japanese. A famous bearer of this last name would have to be Ami Mizuno in the show Sailor Moon.
MIZUSAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 水 (mizu) "water" and 澤 or 沢 (sawa or zawa) "swamp."
MIZUTAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" combined with 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
MJEŠICY     Sorbian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
MKHITARYAN     Armenian
From Armenian Mxitʿar combined with -յան (-yan), a patronymic suffix. ... [more]
MLINARIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of a miller".
MŁODYCHOWIAK     Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
MO     Chinese
According to a study of Mu Ying's Name record, the surname came to be when descendants of the antediluvian ruler Zhuanxu abbreviated the name of his city, Moyangcheng (莫陽城; in modern-day Pingxiang County, Hebei) and took it as their surname... [more]
MOAN     Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
MOAT     Scottish
Habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications. In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.
MOATS     English
Variant of Moat.
MOBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
MÖBIUS     German
Patronymic surname derived from the given name Bartholomäus, the German form of Bartholomew.
MOCHIZUKI     Japanese
From the Chinese compound 望月 (wàngyuè) literally meaning "to view the moon from a distance" (figuratively, "full moon").
MODAFFARI     Italian
Nickname from Arabic muzaffar "victorious".
MODAFFERI     Italian
Variant of MODAFFARI.
MODDERMAN     Dutch
"Mud Man" was given to the people who built the dikes.
MODÉN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of MODIG.
MODENA     Italian, Judeo-Italian
Italian and Jewish (from Italy) habitational name from the city of Modena in Emilia-Romagna.
MODIG     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
MODIN     Swedish
Variant of Modén.
MODRIĆ     Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
MODZELEWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places in Poland called Modzel or Modzele, from modzel meaning "hard place", "callus".
MOE     Norwegian
Means "sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOEN     Norwegian
Means "the sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOFFAT     Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Am Magh Fada.
MOFFATT     Scottish
Means "person from Moffatt", Dumfries and Galloway ("long plain").
MOGASEN     German
meaning unknown
MOGENSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of MOGENS".
MOGILEVSKY     Unclear
Not available.
MOHAMED     Arabic, Malay, Somali
Variant transcription of Muhammad.
MOHAMMADI     Persian
From the given name Mohammad.
MOHAMMADPOURKARKARAGH     Persian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
MOHAMMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Mohammad combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
MOHAMMADZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Mohammad", from the given name Mohammad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Mohammadzai are a sub-tribe of the Barakzai inhabiting Afghanistan. The Muhammadzai, a separate tribe, inhabits Hashtnagar in Pakistan.
MOHLER     German, English
The Mohler surname is derived from the Low German word möhl which means mill. Thus the name originally denoted someone who live or worked near a mill. Variant of Müller.
MOHORKO     Slovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
MOISUC     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
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