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LEAMONEnglish
From an Old English word leof related to love and in this case meaning "beloved" plus the word man.
LEANNEEnglish, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
LEAREnglish
Means (i) "person from Leire", Leicestershire ("place on the river Leire", a river-name that may also be the ancestor of Leicestershire); or (ii) "person from Lear", any of several variously spelled places in northern France with a name based on Germanic lār "clearing"... [more]
LECKEYScottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
LEDGEREnglish, Norman, French, Dutch
English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France... [more]
LEDWICKEnglish
A variation of the given name Ludwig.
LEECHEnglish, Scottish
A physician.
LEEDSEnglish
From the city of Leeds in Yorkshire. The name was first attested in the form Loidis in AD 731. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it is recorded as 'Ledes'. This name is thought to have ultimately been derived from an earlier Celtic name... [more]
LEMONEnglish, Northern Irish, Scottish
English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Leofman, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an... [more]
LEOEnglish
From the Old French personal name Leon.
LESATZEnglish
Unknown origin (I mean by I don't know its origins). Popular in Michigan during the early 20th century.
LEVANFrench, English
Comes from le vent, meaning "the wind."
LEVANTEnglish
Derived from the Italian word levante, meaning "rising" and the French word levant, meaning "to rise". The term entered the English language in 1497 and was used to describe the "Mediterranean lands east of Italy" by referring to the rising of the sun in the east... [more]
LEVERFrench, English
Nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares... [more]
LEVERETTEnglish
Diminutive of Lever, from the Middle English personal name Lefred, Old English Leofred, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + red ‘counsel’.
LEVERTONEnglish
This surname combines the Old English personal female name Leofwaru or the Old English word læfer meaning "rush, reed" with another Old English word tún meaning "enclosure, field, farm, dwelling." The etymology with the female name addition fits in with the town of the same name in Berkshire while the etymology with the word addition fits in with the one in Lincolnshire.
LEVYEnglish, French, Jewish
There are three possible sources of this surname. ... [more]
LICKFOLDEnglish
Derives from a hamlet in West Sussex, England. All known holders, worldwide, of this rare surname can be traced back to Lickfolds who lived within 20 miles of Lickfold in the 16th century.
LIDDINGTONEnglish, Scottish (Rare)
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "of Liddington", a parish in Rutland, near Uppingham; a parish in Wiltshire, near Swindon.
LIGHTEnglish
Nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht "light (not dark), bright, cheerful".
LIGHTFOOTEnglish
English (chiefly northern England, especially Liverpool): nickname for a messenger or for a fast runner, from Middle English lyght ‘light’, ‘nimble’, ‘quick’ (Old English lioht) + fote ‘foot’.
LIGNEEnglish
A variation of the names Ling, Lin and others.
LILLICRAPEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone with very fair hair (literally "lily-head").
LILLISIrish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
LILLYEnglish
Derived from Lilly, a pet name for Elizabeth. It was also used as a nickname for someone with fair skin or hair, and is derived from Old English lilie meaning "lily (the flower)". It could also serve as a habitual surname for someone from Lilley in Hertfordshire (from lin "flax" and leah "clearing") and Berkshire (from Lillingleah meaning "wood associated with Lilla").
LILLYWHITEEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone with very fair hair or complexion. It was borne by English cricketers James Lillywhite (1842-1929), first captain of England, and William Lillywhite (1792-1854), pioneer of overarm bowling, uncle of James... [more]
LINDBERGHSwedish (Rare), English (Rare)
Rare variant spelling of LINDBERG. A famous bearer was American aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) who was the first person to fly non-stop from America to mainland Europe in 1927.
LINDLEYEnglish, German
English habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English lin ‘flax’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
LINKEnglish
Comes from Old English word "hlinc"
LINLEYEnglish
This surname can be derived from a place of the same name in Shropshire, which is derived from Old English lín meaning "flax, linen" and leah meaning "clearing." As a modern surname, it can also be a variant of Lindley (Lindley is used in 2 places in Yorkshire), which is derived from Old English lind meaning "lime tree" and leah.
LINNScottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LINNANEIrish, English
Anglicized form of O'Lennon.
LINNEYEnglish
From an Old English female personal name Lindgifu, Lindgeofu, composed of the elements lind ‘lime (wood)’, i.e. ‘shield’ (a transferred sense) + gifu, geofu ‘gift’.
LINZEYEnglish
This is a variant of Lindsey.
LIONSEnglish
Variant of Lyons influencd by the spelling of the word lion
LISLENorman, English, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: variant spelling of Lyle.
LITTLEJOHNScottish, English
Distinguishing epithet for the smallest of two or more bearers of the common personal name John. Compare Meiklejohn. In some cases the nickname may have been bestowed on a large man, irrespective of his actual personal name, in allusion to the character in the Robin Hood legend, whose nickname was of ironic application.... [more]
LITTLEWOODEnglish (British)
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a locational or topographical surname. If the former, it derives from any of several minor places in West Yorkshire, such as Littlewood in Wooldale near Holmfirth, all of which are so called from the Olde English pre 7th Century "lytel", little, small, and "wudu", wood... [more]
LIVELYEnglish
A modern English surname possibly derived from a lost village called Laefer-leah which would give it the meaning "the farm by the lake".... [more]
LIVELYEnglish
Nickname from Middle English lifly, "lively", "nimble".
LIVINGSTONEnglish, Scottish
This surname is thought to be derived from Middle English Levingestun meaning "Leving's town" or "Leving's settlement."
LOAFMANEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Laufmann.
LOCKEnglish, Dutch, German
Habitational name from any of various places called Loock, from look ‘enclosure’.
LOCKEEnglish, Dutch, German
English, Dutch, and German: variant of Lock. ... [more]
LOCKLEAREnglish
Variant of Lockyer. Locklear is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
LOCKLEYEnglish
Refers to the region of Loxley in Staffordshire, England.
LOCKYEREnglish
Variant of Locklear. Lockyer is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
LODGEEnglish
Local name for someone who lived in a small cottage or temporary dwelling, Middle English logge (Old French loge, of Germanic origin). The term was used in particular of a cabin erected by masons working on the site of a particular construction project, such as a church or cathedral, and so it was probably in many cases equivalent to an occupational name for a mason... [more]
LOKIEREnglish (British)
Variant of Lockyer, an occupational name for a locksmith.
LOMASEnglish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Variant spelling of "Lomax", meaning a steam pool devoted from Lumhalghs, Lancs. Also variant spelling of "Lennox", meaning Elmwood in Gaelic.
LOMAXEnglish
Lomax is a territorial surname, derived from the hamlet of Lumhalghs, near Bury, Greater Manchester, and meaning "pool nook" or "recess". Notable persons with the surname Lomax include: Alan Lomax (1915–2002) American musicologist, son of John Avery Lomax... [more]
LONGBOTTOMEnglish, Literature, Popular Culture
English (West Yorkshire) topographic name for someone who lived in a long valley, from Middle English long + botme, bothem ‘valley bottom’. Given the surname’s present-day distribution, Longbottom in Luddenden Foot, West Yorkshire, may be the origin, but there are also two places called Long Bottom in Hampshire, two in Wiltshire, and Longbottom Farm in Somerset and in Wiltshire.
LONGFELLOWEnglish
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
LOOKEnglish
Habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’.
LOOKEnglish, Scottish
From a vernacular pet form of Lucas.
LOOMISEnglish
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
LORAHAmerican
Americanized form of French Loreaux, from a variant of the personal name Lorel, a pet form of Laurent. This is a frequent name in Pennsylvania.
LORDEnglish
A surname derived from someone of a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.... [more]
LORIMEREnglish
Means "maker or seller of metal items of a horse's harness and associated equipment (e.g. bits and spurs)" (from Anglo-Norman loremier, a derivative of Old French lorain "harness").
LOSHAWEnglish
English name this is the last name of singer Avril Lavigne’s Mother Judith Rosanne Loshaw
LOTSPEICHEnglish
possibly from Bavarian lott ‘mud’ + speich ‘spittle’, ‘moist dirt’, either a topographic name for someone who lived on land in a muddy area or a nickname for someone who had a dirty appearance... [more]
LOTTEnglish
from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
LOUDEnglish
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
LOUISEnglish, French, Greek (Rare), Dutch
From the given name Louis. In Greece, it is known for Spyridon Louis.
LOVEEnglish, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
LOVECRAFTEnglish
An English surname coming from the Old English lufu, meaning "love, desire", and cæft, meaning "strength, skill".... [more]
LOVEDAYEnglish
Means either (i) "person particularly associated with a 'loveday'" (a day when, by custom, old differences were settled and reconciliations were made); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Loveday, a descendant of Old English Lēofdæg, literally "beloved day"... [more]
LOVEJOYEnglish
Combination of Middle English love(n), luve(n) "to love" and joie "joy".
LOVELACEEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a woman-chaser or lothario (from Old English lufulēas, literally "without love", hence "fancy-free"). The English poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was a famous bearer.
LOVELANDEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name, possibly meaning "Lufa's land" in Old English or "leaf land" in Norwegian.
LOVELOCKEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a dandy or a man conceited about his appearance (from lovelock, a term for an elaborately curled lock of hair). This surname is borne by British scientist James Lovelock (1919-), formulator of the "Gaia" concept.
LOVETTEnglish, French
From Ango-Norman French "louvet" meaning "young wolf".
LOWEHARTEnglish
Variation of Lowheart, used to denote people who seem to show a lack of consideration through expression
LOWERYEnglish, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
LOWESEnglish
Patronymic from of Low derived from Middle English lowe meaning "hill, mound".
LOXLEYEnglish
English: habitational name from any of various minor places named Loxley, as for example one in Warwickshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Locc + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
LUCEROEnglish, Spanish
The surname "Lucero" was derived from English conquerers who came from England, most likely someone who worked for a king or queen. The term Lucero refers to a "star" or "light carrier" when the English traveled to Spain, the Spanish people gave them the name "Lucero" but earlier was spelled with an "s or Lusero"... [more]
LUCIANEnglish (British, Rare)
Derived from the given name Lucian
LUGGEnglish
English (Devon) probably from a local vernacular derivative of Lucas. However, Reaney posits an Old English personal name, Lugga, from which this name could be derived.
LUKEEnglish
From a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
LUKEHARTEnglish (American)
Americanized form of German Luckhardt.
LULLEnglish
From an Old English personal name, Lulla.
LUMBEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
LUNDYEnglish
Either (i) "person from Lundie", the name of various places in Scotland (meaning "place by a marsh"); or (ii) a different form of McAlinden.
LUNNNorwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LUTTERDutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of Luter.... [more]
LUXONEnglish
English (Cornwall and Devon) variant of Luxton.
LUXTONEnglish
English habitational name from a minor place, probably one of two in Devon, so called from the possessive form of the Middle English personal name or surname Lugg (from Old English Lugga) + Middle English tune, tone ‘settlement’ (Old English tun).
LYLEEnglish
Derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYMANEnglish, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). ... [more]
LYNDEnglish
Variant of LUND.
LYNESSNorthern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYNLEYEnglish
Variant spelling of Lindley.
LYNXEnglish
Meaning "lynx" in English.
LYONSEnglish, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]
MABBETTEnglish
From a pet-form of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel (ultimately from Latin amābilis "lovable"). See also Mapp
MABRYEnglish, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
MACDOOFEnglish, Scottish
It is based off of a book character (or two given names into one).... [more]
MACEEnglish, French
English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew.... [more]
MACHENEnglish
Occupational name for a stonemason, Anglo-Norman French machun, a Norman dialect variant of Old French masson (see Mason).
MACKLINEnglish, Scottish
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to MACLEAN.
MACMICHAELEnglish
Variant of McMichael.
MACMILLANScottish, English
A Scottish family name. The origin of the name is said to derive from the origin of the Scottish Clan MacMillan. The progenitor of the Clan was said to be Airbertach, Hebridean prince of the old royal house of Moray... [more]
MADELEYEnglish
English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
MADKINSEnglish
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name MADDE.
MADRENEnglish
Probably a habitational name from Madron in Cornwall. Alternatively, possibly from Madryn in Gwynedd, Wales.
MAGGSEnglish
Metronymic from the medieval personal name Mag.
MAGILLEnglish
scottish/irish
MAHLOYEnglish (American)
Mahloy is a misspelling of Malloy by Charles Malloy's (b. 1898, Scotland) elementary school teacher in the Ireland. The surname Malloy is derived from the pre 10th century Old Gaelic name O'Maolmhuidh, meaning the descendant of the Great Chief.
MAINScottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
MAINEScottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MAISONEnglish
Variant spelling of MASON.
MAITLANDEnglish, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
MAKEPEACEEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a skilled conciliator. It was borne by English cricketer Harry Makepeace (1881-1952).
MAKICEAmerican (Modern, Rare)
Taken as a new common familyname by Kevin McGrew Isbister and Amy Elizabeth Clendening. They scrambled their initials (KMI and AEC), and came up with “Makice” as their family name.
MALEEnglish
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
MALINEnglish, French, Dutch
From the given name Malin (English), and from the given name Madalin composed of the Germanic element madal meaning "council" (French, Dutch).
MALLARDEnglish
Either (i) from the Old French male personal name Malhard, brought into England by the Normans but ultimately of Germanic origin and meaning literally "council-brave"; or (ii) from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a male wild duck.
MALPASSEnglish, Scottish, French
Habitational name from any of various places named Malpas, because of the difficulty of the terrain, from Old French mal pas "bad passage" (Latin malus passus). It is a common French minor place name, and places in Cheshire, Cornwall, Gwent, and elsewhere in England were given this name by Norman settlers... [more]
MANESSEnglish (American)
Probably a variant of MANES.
MANFORDEnglish
Place name for "Munda's ford" from an Old English personal name Munda, the same element in the second syllable of Edmund and ford meaning a waterway crossing.
MANGOLDEnglish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps (i) "operator of a mangonel (a medieval siege catapult)"; or (ii) from the Germanic personal name Managwald, literally "much rule".
MANLEYEnglish
Habitational name from places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as "common wood or clearing", from (ge)mǣne "common, shared" and lēah "woodland clearing". The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.
MANNINGEnglish, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
MANSELLEnglish (Canadian), Norman
Of Norman origin, a habitational or regional name from Old French mansel ‘inhabitant of Le Mans or the surrounding area of Maine’. The place was originally named in Latin (ad) Ceromannos, from the name of the Gaulish tribe living there, the Ceromanni... [more]
MANSONEnglish, Scottish
Manson is a surname of Scottish origin. It is an anglicised version of the Scandinavian name Magnusson, meaning son of Magnus. It is derived from the latin word magnus, which means "great."
MANTIAEnglish (?)
This is my last name. I honestly don't know where it came from. But it's a last name because it's mine lol
MANTONEnglish
Locational surname, derived from old English "the dweller near the chalky or sandy earth."
MAPLEEnglish
Name for a person who lived near a maple tree, from Middle English mapel, and Old English mapul.
MAPLESEnglish
Variant of Maple, probably a name for plural Maple, a famous bearer of this name is Marla Maples (1963-).
MAPPEnglish
From a variant of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel. A fictional bearer is Elizabeth Mapp, busybodyish spinster in the 'Mapp and Lucia' novels of E.F. Benson.
MARCHEnglish
From the English word meaning, "to walk stiffly and proudly" or possibly from the month.
MARCHANTFrench, English, Spanish
Variant of Marchand, from French marchand meaning "merchant, mercantile". Though it is of French origin, it was transferred into the Spanish-speaking world, especially Chile, by French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
MARKEnglish, German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary between two districts, from Middle English merke, Middle High German marc, Middle Dutch marke, merke, all meaning "borderland"... [more]
MARKESEnglish
Variant spelling of Marks.
MARKHAMEnglish
English name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as 'homestead at a (district) boundary', from mearc 'boundary' + ham 'homestead'. English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin 'descendant of Marcachán', a diminutive of Marcach (see Markey).
MARKLEYEnglish
This surname means "border clearing" from Old English elements mearc meaning "border, mark" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
MARKSEnglish
This surname is derived either from the name Mark or from Old English mearc meaning "border, mark."
MARKSONEnglish
This surname means "son of Mark."
MARSHEnglish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.
MARTELLEEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
MARVELEnglish
Either (i) from a medieval nickname (often ironic) for someone regarded as a prodigy; or (ii) "person from Merville", the name of two places in northern France ("smaller settlement" and "settlement belonging to a man with a Germanic name beginning with Meri-, literally 'famous'")... [more]
MASEYEnglish, Scottish, French, Norman
English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.... [more]
MASSEEnglish, French, Dutch
English: variant of Mace ... [more]
MASSETEREnglish
Perhaps means "brewery worker" (from Middle English mash "fermentable mixture of hot water and grain" + rudder "rudder-shaped stirrer").
MASSINGBERDEnglish
Perhaps from a medieval nickname for someone with an auburn or reddish beard (from Middle English massing "brass" + berd "beard").
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.
MATSENEnglish
Variant of Matson, Mattsen, etc.
MATSONEnglish
Means "son of Matthew".
MATTHEWEnglish, Scottish
Derived from the given name Matthew.
MATTHIASGerman, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
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.
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]
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.
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.
MAVROSEnglish (American)
Means "Black" in Greek.
MAXFIELDEnglish
Habitational name from places so named in England.
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.
MCEnglish
Variant of Mac
MCCAINEnglish
"Son of warrior"
MCCAWAmerican
Famous bearer of this surname is NBA basketball player is Patrick McCaw (1995-).
MCMICHAELEnglish
Means “son of Michael” in English.
MCRAYNEEnglish, Scottish
Means "son of the queen," combining the surname Rayne with the prefix Gaelic prefix mac, meaning "son."
MCTONYAmerican
Tony McTony!
MEADEnglish
topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English m?d). metonymic occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead (Old English meodu), an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey
MEADEREnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Mead 1 + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.
MEDDEnglish
Dweller at the meadow.
MEDLEYEnglish
Habitational name, either a variant of Madeley (a name common to several places, including one in Shropshire and two in Staffordshire), named in Old English as ‘Mada’s clearing’, from an unattested byname, Mada (probably a derivative of mad ‘foolish’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’; or from Medley on the Thames in Oxfordshire, named in Old English with middel ‘middle’ + eg ‘island’... [more]
MEEDEnglish
Dweller at the meadow.
MEEHANEnglish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhacháin 'descendant of Miadhacháin', a diminutive of Miadhach, a byname meaning 'honorable'. Also a diminutive of Gaelic maoth 'moist', 'soft', 'tearful'.... [more]
MEFFORDEnglish
It is the Old English name given to a point where two streams cross each other.... [more]
MELLOREnglish
Parishes in Derbyshire, and Lancashire, meaning the mill bank. ... [more]
MENEARCornish, 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.
MENZELGerman, English
Derived from a short form of MENZ, CLEMENS or HERMANN.
MERIWETHEREnglish
Means "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person.
MERRIDEWEnglish
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.
MERRIWEATHEREnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone of a cheerful disposition (cf. Meriwether).
MERVYNEnglish
(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"
METCALFEEnglish
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]
MICKLEYEnglish
It comes the French name Michelet, which comes from the name Michael, as in the angel. ... [more]