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LUXON     English
English (Cornwall and Devon) variant of Luxton.
LUXTON     English
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).
LYELL     English
English
LYLE     English
Derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYMAN     English, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). ... [more]
LYND     English
Variant of LUND.
LYNESS     Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYNLEY     English
Variant spelling of Lindley.
LYNX     English
Meaning "lynx" in English.
LYONS     English, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]
MABBETT     English
From a pet-form of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel (ultimately from Latin amābilis "lovable"). See also Mapp
MABRY     English, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
MACDOOF     English, Scottish
It is based off of a book character (or two given names into one).... [more]
MACE     English, 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]
MACHEN     English
Occupational name for a stonemason, Anglo-Norman French machun, a Norman dialect variant of Old French masson (see Mason).
MACKLIN     English, Scottish
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to MACLEAN.
MACMILLAN     Scottish, 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]
MADELEY     English
English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
MADKINS     English
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name MADDE.
MADREN     English
Probably a habitational name from Madron in Cornwall. Alternatively, possibly from Madryn in Gwynedd, Wales.
MAGGS     English
Metronymic from the medieval personal name Mag.
MAGILL     English
scottish/irish
MAHLOY     English (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.
MAIN     Scottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
MAINE     Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MAISON     English
Variant spelling of MASON.
MAITLAND     English, 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.
MAKEPEACE     English
From a medieval nickname for a skilled conciliator. It was borne by English cricketer Harry Makepeace (1881-1952).
MAKICE     American (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.
MALE     English
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
MALIN     English, French, Dutch
From the given name Malin (English), and from the given name Madalin composed of the Germanic element madal meaning "council" (French, Dutch).
MALLARD     English
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.
MALPASS     English, 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]
MANESS     English (American)
Probably a variant of MANES.
MANFORD     English
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.
MANGOLD     English
Meaning uncertain, perhaps (i) "operator of a mangonel (a medieval siege catapult)"; or (ii) from the Germanic personal name Managwald, literally "much rule".
MANLEY     English
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.
MANNING     English, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
MANSELL     English (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]
MANSON     English, 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."
MANTIA     English (?)
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
MANTON     English
Locational surname, derived from old English "the dweller near the chalky or sandy earth."
MANTOS     American
Unknown
MAPLE     English
Name for a person who lived near a maple tree, from Middle English mapel, and Old English mapul.
MAPLES     English
Variant of Maple, probably a name for plural Maple, a famous bearer of this name is Marla Maples (1963-).
MAPP     English
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.
MARCH     English
From the English word meaning, "to walk stiffly and proudly" or possibly from the month.
MARCHANT     French, 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.
MARIETTA     English
marietta
MARK     English, 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]
MARKES     English
Variant spelling of Marks.
MARKLEY     English
This surname means "border clearing" from Old English elements mearc meaning "border, mark" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
MARKS     English
This surname is derived either from the name Mark or from Old English mearc meaning "border, mark."
MARKSON     English
This surname means "son of Mark."
MARLING     English
Variant of Merlin.
MARRIOTT     English, French
Derived from Mary.
MARSH     English
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.
MARTELLE     English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
MARVEL     English
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]
MARYOTT     English
Form of Marriott
MASEY     English, 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]
MASSE     English, French, Dutch
English: variant of Mace ... [more]
MASSETER     English
Perhaps means "brewery worker" (from Middle English mash "fermentable mixture of hot water and grain" + rudder "rudder-shaped stirrer").
MASSINGBERD     English
Perhaps from a medieval nickname for someone with an auburn or reddish beard (from Middle English massing "brass" + berd "beard").
MATHISON     English
Variant of Matheson.
MATLOCK     English
Derived from a place name (Matlock in Derbyshire) meaning ‘meeting-place oak’ from Old English mæthel ‘meeting’, ‘gathering’, ‘council’ and ac ‘oak’.
MATONTI     English
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.
MATSON     English
Means "son of Matthew".
MATTHEW     English, Scottish
Derived from the given name Matthew.
MATTHIAS     German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
MATTINGLY     English (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]
MAUDLING     English
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]
MAUGHAN     Irish, 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.
MAURICE     English, French
This surname is taken from a given name which is derived from the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus.
MAURIS     English
This surname may be a variant of Maurice.
MAVROS     English (American)
Means "Black" in Greek.
MAXSON     Popular 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.
MAYBERRY     English, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
MAYE     English
English variant spelling of May.
MAYFIELD     English
From the surname but also a given name that reminds some of Springtime
MAYHEW     English
Mayhew is an Old French variant of Matthew and means "gift of God."
MAYNE     Scottish, English, Irish, French
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MC     English
Variant of Mac
MCASKILL     English
Variant of MacAskill
MCCAIN     English
"Son of warrior"
MCCLAIN     Irish, Scottish, English
Variant of McLain.
MCDONALDS     English
Variant of MCDONALD.
MCPHAIL     English
Variant of Mac Phàil
MCRAYNE     English, Scottish
Means "son of the queen," combining the surname Rayne with the prefix Gaelic prefix mac, meaning "son."
MCTONY     American
Tony McTony!
MEAD     English
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
MEADER     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Mead 1 + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.
MEDLEY     English
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]
MEDLOCK     English
Variant of MATLOCK.
MEEHAN     English
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'.
MEFFORD     English
It is the Old English name given to a point where two streams cross each other.... [more]
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.
MENZEL     German, English
Derived from a short form of MENZ, CLEMENS or HERMANN.
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.
MERIWETHER     English
Means "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person.
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"
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]
MICKLEY     English
It comes the French name Michelet, which comes from the name Michael, as in the angel. ... [more]
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".
MIKEL     English, Scottish, Welsh, Russian
Mikel is another form of MICHAEL,... [more]
MILDMAY     English
From a medieval nickname for an inoffensive person (literally "mild maiden").
MILHOUS     English
Variant spelling of English Millhouse.
MILHOUSE     English
Variant spelling of Millhouse.
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.
MIMS     English (British)
Habitational name from Mimms (North and South Mimms) in Hertfordshire, most probably derived from an ancient British tribal name, Mimmas.
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’).
MINOR     English, German, French
English: variant spelling of Miner.... [more]
MINTRAM     English
Unknown
MISSINGHAM     English
The name means "lost home", and it's from the Old English words "missan" and "ham".
MOATS     English
Variant of Moat.
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.
MOLAISON     American
Unexplained meaning.
MOLE     English
Mole is (in some but not all cases) the English form of the German Möhl meaning mill.
MOLTEN     English
The surname Molten refers to one who melts lead.
MONEYMAKER     English (American)
Translated form of German Geldmacher or Geldschläger, occupational names for a coiner.
MONEYPENNY     English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a rich person or a miser. A fictional bearer is Miss Moneypenny, secretary to M (the head of MI6) in the James Bond novels of Ian Fleming and in the films based on them.
MONGER     English
Name for a retail trader or a stallholder in a market, Middle English monger, manger.
MONK     English
Nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Middle English munk, monk "monk" (Old English munuc, munec, from Late Latin monachus, Greek monakhos "solitary", a derivative of monos "alone").
MONTGOMERIE     Scottish, English
Variation of MONTGOMERY. A famous bearer was Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738 to 1789), wife of author James Boswell.
MOORCOCK     English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a moorcock (the male of the red grouse). It is borne by British author Michael Moorcock (1939-).
MOOREHOUSE     English
Variant spelling of Morehouse.
MORALEE     English, French
First found in Norfolk where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings.
MORANT     English
From the Old French personal name Morant, perhaps from a nickname meaning "steadfast", or alternatively of Germanic origin and meaning literally "courage-raven". A known bearer was the British-born Australian soldier and poet Breaker Morant, original name Edwin Henry Murrant (?1864-1902).
MOREDOCK     English
From the fact that boats get moored at a dock.
MOREHOUSE     English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example Moorhouse in West Yorkshire, named from Old English mōr meaning "marsh", "fen" + hūs meaning "house".
MORGANTON     English (Canadian)
Created by combining the last names Morgan and Middleton in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in September of 2013.
MOROUX     Louisiana Creole
From the surname Moroux.
MORT     English
Perhaps from a Norman nickname based on Old French mort "dead", possibly referring to someone with a deathly pallor or otherwise sepulchral appearance.
MORTIMER     English
Derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
MOSCOW     English (American, Rare)
From the city of Moscow in Russia.
MOSLEY     English
Habitational name from any of several places called Mos(e)ley in central, western, and northwestern England. The obvious derivation is from Old English mos ‘peat bog’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, but the one in southern Birmingham (Museleie in Domesday Book) had as its first element Old English mus ‘mouse’, while one in Staffordshire (Molesleie in Domesday Book) had the genitive case of the Old English byname Moll.
MOSS     English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish
English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses. ... [more]
MOSS     English, Welsh
From the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses.
MOSSMAN     English
This interesting name is a variant of the surname Moss which is either topographical for someone who lived by a peat bog, from the Old English pre 7th Century 'mos' or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Mosedale in Cumbria or Moseley in West Yorkshire.
MOTA     American
Surname of YouTuber and Dancing with the Stars competitor Bethany Mota.
MOTLEY     English
This surname may come from a nickname for someone wearing parti-coloured clothes (from Anglo-French motteley, which may come from Old English mot meaning "speck").
MOUNT     English
Mount is often used as part of the name of specific mountains.
MOUNTAIN     English
Topographic name from Old French montagne "mountain" (see Montagne).
MOUNTJOY     English
Habitational surname for a person from Montjoie in La Manche, France, named with Old French mont "hill", "mountain" + joie "joy".
MOWBRAY     English
Ultimately from the name of a place in Normandy meaning "mud hill" in Old French.
MOWERS     Scottish, English
English: variant of Mower
MOXLEY     English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish
From the name of a minor place in the West Midlands.
MOXON     English
Means "son of Magge", a pet-form of Margaret, a female personal name which came into English via French from Late Latin Margarita, literally "pearl".
MOYES     English
From the medieval personal name Moise, a vernacular variant of Moses (the biblical name of the Hebrew prophet who led the Children of Israel out of captivity).
MUDD     English
Either (i) "person who lives in a muddy area"; (ii) from the medieval female personal name Mudd, a variant of Maud (variously Mahalt, Mauld, Malt, vernacular versions of Anglo-Norman Matilda); or (iii) from the Old English personal name Mōd or Mōda, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with mōd "courage".
MULLIS     English
As either Mulles and Mullis, the surname first found in Parish Registers in Cornwall Co. by 1548 in Michaelstow. Manorial tenement rolls trace that particular family to 1483. Between 1337 and 1453 random tenants were recorded between Tintagel and Altarnun as Molys and Mollys... [more]
MUNGER     English
Variant of Monger.
MURREY     English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Murray.
MUSSEY     English
Nickname from Middle English mūs ‘mouse’ + ēage ‘eye’.
MUSTON     English
Habitational name from places so named, from Old English mus "mouse", or must, "muddy stream or place" combined with tun "enclosure, settlement". Another explanation could be that the first element is derived from an old Scandinavian personal name, Músi (of unknown meaning), combined with tun.
MYATT     English
From the medieval personal name Myat, literally "little Mihel", an Anglo-Norman variant of Michael.
NAISMITH     English
Means either "nail-maker" (from Old English nægelsmith) or "knife-maker" (from Old English cnīfsmith).
NAPIER     Scottish, English
Scottish occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house from the Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa)... [more]
NARAMOR     English, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
NASMITH     Scottish, English
This surname is derived from an occupation, "nail-smith", but may also mean "knife-smith".
NASWORTHY     English
Variant of Norsworthy.
NATION     English
Most probably a variant of Nathan, altered by folk etymology under the influence of the English vocabulary word nation
NAUGHTON     English
Habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with nafola meaning "navel" + tūn meaning "enclosure", "settlement", i.e. "settlement in the navel or depression".
NAVARRO     Spanish, French, English
Describes a former member of the ancient kingdom of Navarre. Possibly means 'the treeless country' or 'the country above the trees'
NEAD     English
1. English: possibly a metonymic nickname for a needy person, from Middle English ne(e)d ‘need’. ... [more]
NEALE     English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Neal.
NEARS     English
French in origin, it is derived from the word "Noir," which is the equivalent of the English word "Black." It could have referred to a person with dark features, hair, or perhaps even one who was thought to engage in nafarious, or "dark," deeds.
NEILSON     English
Means "son of Neil". Often an English respelling of the surnames Nielsen or Nilsen.
NELVIN     English (American)
Female named after her uncle who surname was Melvin. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931.
NEMIROW     English
Is the English for the Russian/Ukrainian Surname Nemirov
NEMO     English
A different form of Nimmo (a Scottish name of unknown origin).
NESBITT     Scottish, Irish, English
Derives from the hamlets of East Nisbet and West Nisbet, Berwickshire. Some bearers of Nisbet/Nesbitt (and variant) names may originate from the village of Nisbet in Roxburghshire.
NESMITH     English
Variant of Naismith.
NESTOR     English
Transferred use of given name Nestor
NEVELS     English, Scottish
(1) Variant of Neville (2) Possibly variant of Dutch Nevens, which is derived from Neve, from Middle English, Old Norse, Middle Dutch neve ‘nephew’, presumably denoting the nephew of some great personage.
NEVIL     English
"Variant of the name Neville"
NEW     English
Nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe meaning "new".
NEWBORN     English
Habitational name from Newbourn in Suffolk or Newburn in Tyne and Wear (formerly part of Northumberland), both named with Old English niwe "new" and burna "stream", perhaps denoting a stream that had changed its course.
NEWBROUGH     English (British)
Newbrough surname is thought to be a habitational, taken on from a place name such as from Newbrough in Northumberland, which is derived from the Old English words niwe, meaning "new," and burh, meaning "fortification."
NEWBY     English
Means "person from Newby", Newby being a combination of the Middle English elements newe "new" and by "farm, settlement" (ultimately from Old Norse býr "farm"). British travel writer Eric Newby (1919-2006) bore this surname.
NEWEY     English
Topographic name for someone who lived at a "new enclosure", from Middle English newe "new" and haga "enclousire".
NEWHAM     English
Habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Northumbria and North Yorkshire, so named from Old English neowe "new" and ham "homestead".
NEWQUIST     English
Americansized form of Swedish Nyquist.
NEY     German, English
A dialectal form of the common German word neu "new".... [more]
NICKERSON     English
Means "son of NICHOLAS".
NICKSON     English
Variant of Nixon, patronymic from the given name Nicholas.
NIGHTINGALE     English
Nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale, Old English nihtegal, from niht "night" and galan "sing" (cf. NACHTIGALL).
NINE     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Nein or Neun, from Middle High German niun meaning "nine".
NIX     English
NOAR     English
This surname is thought to be derived from nore which could mean "shore, cliff." This could denote that someone might have lived in a shore or cliff. It may also be used as a surname for someone who lived in the now 'diminished' village of Nore in Surrey.
NOBLE     English, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
NOCTE     American
Means "night" in Latin.
NOICE     English
Variant spelling of Noyce.
NOON     English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname for someone of a sunny disposition (noon being the sunniest part of the day); or (ii) from Irish Gaelic Ó Nuadháin "descendant of Nuadhán", a personal name based on Nuadha, the name of various Celtic gods (cf... [more]
NORELL     Swedish, English
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -ell, from Latin adjectival suffix -elius. ... [more]
NORRELL     English, German (?)
A locational surname from the Germanic (Old English/Old Norse) term for the north. It either refers to someone who lived in a location called Northwell, lived north of a well, spring or stream (Old English weall)... [more]
NORRINGTON     English
Norrington is the name given to a person from the eponymous place.
NORSWORTHY     English
Habitational name from Norseworthy in Walkhampton, Devon.
NORTHERN     English
Topographic name, from an adjectival form of North.
NORWAY     English
From the country in Europe.
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