All Surnames

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Maguire Irish
Variant of McGuire.
Magyar Hungarian
Means "Hungarian" in Hungarian.
Mah Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see Ma).
Mahoney Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Mathghamhna meaning "descendant of Mathgamain".
Maina Eastern African, Kikuyu
Derived from the given name Maina.
Maisuradze Georgian
From Georgian მაისურა (maisura) meaning "shirt", an occupational name for one who made or sold them.
Majewski Polish
Derived from Polish maj meaning "May". It may have been given in reference to the month the bearer was baptized.
Mäkelä Finnish
Means "the place of the hill" in Finnish.
Maki 1 Japanese
From Japanese (maki) meaning "shepherd, tend cattle".
Maki 2 Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and (ki) meaning "tree".
Mäkinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish mäki meaning "hill".
Maksimov Russian
Means "son of Maksim".
Maldonado Spanish
From a nickname meaning "badly given, ill-favoured" in Spanish.
Malinowski Polish
From Polish malina meaning "raspberry", originally indicating a person who lived near a raspberry patch.
Malley Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Máille.
Mallon Irish
Variant of Malone.
Mallory English
From Old French maloret meaning "unfortunate, unlucky", a term introduced to England by the Normans.
Malloye Irish
Variant of Molloy.
Malone Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint John".
Mały Polish
Polish cognate of Malý.
Malý Czech
Means "small" in Czech.
Man Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wen.
Mancini Italian
Diminutive of Manco.
Manco Italian
Means "left-handed" in Italian, derived from Latin mancus meaning "maimed".
Mancuso Sicilian
Sicilian variant of Manco.
Mandel German, Yiddish
Means "almond" in German, an occupational name for a grower or seller, or a topographic name for a person who lived near an almond tree. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
Mandelbaum Jewish
Means "almond tree" in German.
Manfredi Italian
Derived from the given name Manfredo.
Manfredonia Italian
Originally indicated a person from Manfredonia, Italy. The city was named for the 13th-century King Manfred of Sicily.
Mangold German
From the given name Managold.
Mann German, English
From a nickname meaning "man". This may have originally been given in order to distinguish the bearer from a younger person with the same name.
Mantovani Italian
From the name of the city of Mantua in Lombardy, northern Italy (Mantova in Italian).
Manz German
From a diminutive of the given name Managold.
Maradona Spanish
From the name of a place near Lugo in northern Spain. A notable bearer is the former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (1960-).
Marangoz Turkish
Occupational name meaning "joiner, carpenter" in Turkish.
Marchand English, French
Occupational name meaning "merchant", ultimately from Latin mercari "to trade".
Marchegiano Italian
From the name of the Marche region in Italy, derived from Late Latin marca meaning "borderland". It was the real surname of the American boxer Rocky Marciano (1923-1969), who was born Rocco Marchegiano.
Marchesi Italian
From the Italian title marchese meaning "marquis". It was probably a nickname for a person who behaved like a marquis or worked in the household of a marquis.
Marchetti Italian
From a diminutive of the given name Marco.
Marchi Italian
Derived from the given name Marco.
Marchioni Italian
Possibly from the given name Melchiorre or the compound name Marco Giovanni.
Marco Spanish, Italian
From the given name Marco.
Marconi Italian
Derived from the given name Marco.
Mårdh Swedish
From Swedish mård meaning "pine marten".
Marek Polish, Czech, Slovak
Derived from the given name Marek.
Mari Italian
Aphetic form of Altimari.
María Spanish
From the given the name María.
Maria Italian, Portuguese
From the given the name Maria.
Mariani Italian
From the given name Mariano.
Marić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Marija".
Marie French
From the given name Marie.
Marín Spanish
Derived from the given name Marino.
Marin Romanian, French
From the given name Marin.
Marini Italian
Derived from the given name Marino.
Marino Italian, Spanish
Derived from the given name Marino.
Marinos Greek
Derived from the given name Marinos.
Marinov Bulgarian
Means "son of Marin".
Marion French
Derived from the given name Marion 1.
Mark English
Derived from the given name Mark.
Markey Irish
From the Irish Ó Marcaigh meaning "descendant of Marcach", a given name meaning "horse rider".
Markó Hungarian
Derived from the given name Márk.
Markov Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Marko or Mark".
Markusson Swedish
Means "son of Markus".
Marley English
Originally denoted a person who hailed from one of the various places in Britain called Marley, ultimately meaning either "pleasant wood", "boundary wood" or "marten wood" in Old English. One of the main characters in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843) bears this surname.
Marlow English
Originally a name for a person from Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England. The place name means "remnants of a lake" from Old English mere "lake" and lafe "remnants, remains". A notable bearer was the English playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593).
Marmo Italian
Means "marble" in Italian, possibly indicating a person who lived near a quarry or one who worked with marble.
Marquardt German
From Old High German marka "border, boundary" and wart "protector". This was an occupational name for a border guard.
Marquering Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of Marquardt.
Marques Portuguese
Means "son of Marcos".
Márquez Spanish
Means "son of Marcos".
Marsden English
From a place name derived from Old English mearc "boundary" and denu "valley".
Marsh English
Originally denoted one who lived near a marsh or bog, derived from Old English mersc "marsh".
Marshall English
Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", ultimately from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
Marston English
From a place name derived from Old English mersc "marsh" and tun "enclosure".
Marszałek Polish
Polish cognate of Marshall.
Martel 1 English, French
Derived from the given name Martel, a medieval diminutive of Martin.
Martel 2 French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from Old French martel "hammer", ultimately from Late Latin martellus.
Martelli Italian
Italian form of Martel 2.
Martens Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of Marten".
Mårtensson Swedish
Means "son of Mårten".
Martí Catalan
Derived from the given name Martí.
Martikainen Finnish
From a diminutive of the given name Martti.
Martín Spanish
Derived from the given name Martín.
Martin English, French, German, Swedish
Derived from the given name Martin. This is the most common surname in France.
Martínek Czech
Derived from the given name Martin.
Martinelli Italian
From a diminutive of the given name Martino.
Martínez Spanish
Means "son of Martín" in Spanish.
Martini Italian
Derived from the given name Martino.
Martinov Bulgarian
Means "son of Martin".
Martins English, Portuguese
Derived from the given name Martin.
Martinson English
Means "son of Martin".
Martinsson Swedish
Means "son of Martin".
Márton Hungarian
Derived from the given name Márton.
Martz German
Derived from an old diminutive of Martin.
Marušić Croatian
Matronymic name meaning "son of Marija".
Maruška Czech
Derived from the given name Marie.
Marvin English
Derived from the Welsh given name Merfyn or the Old English name Mærwine.
Mas 1 Catalan
Means "farmhouse" in Catalan.
Mašek Czech
Derived from the given name Mašek, which can be a diminutive of either Matěj or Tomáš.
Máselník Czech
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo "butter".
Masi Italian
From the given name Maso a short form of Tommaso.
Masin Italian
Venetian variant of Masi.
Maślanka Polish
Polish cognate of Máselník.
Mason English
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson, ultimately of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
Massey English
Derived from Massy, the name of several towns in France. The name of the town is perhaps derived from a personal name that was Latinized as Maccius.
Masson 2 French
From a short form of the given name Thomasson, itself a diminutive of Thomas.
Masterson English
Patronymic derived from Middle English maister meaning "master", via Old French from Latin magister.
Mata Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan mata meaning "trees, shrubs", possibly from Late Latin matta meaning "reed mat".
Mataracı Turkish
Occupational name for a person who made water bottles or flasks, from Turkish matara "flask".
Mateev Bulgarian
Means "son of Matey".
Matei Romanian
Derived from the given name Matei.
Matějka Czech
Derived from the given name Matěj.
Mateu Catalan
Derived from the given name Mateu.
Mateus Portuguese
From the given name Mateus.
Matevosian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մաթեւոսյան (see Matevosyan).
Matevosyan Armenian
Means "son of Matevos".
Mathers English
Occupational name meaning "mower, cutter of hay" in Old English.
Matheson Scottish
Means "son of Matthew".
Mathews English
Derived from the given name Matthew.
Mathewson English
Means "son of Matthew".
Mathiasen Danish
Means "son of Mathias".
Mathieu French
Derived from the given name Mathieu.
Mathisen Norwegian
Means "son of Mathias".
Matić Croatian
Means "son of Matija".
Matoušek Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Matouš.
Matsson Swedish
Means "son of Mats".
Matsubara Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Matsuda Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Matsumoto Japanese
From one of the many places with this name in Japan, derived from Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Matsumura Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
Matsuoka Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Matsushita Japanese
From Japanese (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and (shita) meaning "under, below".
Matthews English
Derived from the given name Matthew.
Matthewson English
Means "son of Matthew".
Matthiasen Danish
Means "son of Matthias".
Mattsson Swedish
Means "son of Matts".
Matveev Russian
Means "son of Matvey".
Maurer German
Occupational name meaning "wall builder" in German.
Maus German
From a nickname meaning "mouse", from Old High German mus.
Maxwell Scottish
From a place name meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, combined with Old English wille "well, stream". A famous bearer was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.
May English
Derived from the given name Matthew.
Mayer 3 English
Occupational name for a mayor, from Middle English mair, derived via Old French from Latin maior.
Mayes English
Patronymic form of May.
Maynard English
Derived from the Germanic given name Meginhard.
Mazur Polish
Indicated a person from either Mazovia (Polish Mazowsze) or Masuria (Polish Mazury), regions in Poland.
Mazza Italian
From a nickname (perhaps occupational) meaning "maul, mallet" in Italian.
McAdams Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Adam" in Gaelic.
McAfee Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MacDhubhshìth.
McAlister Scottish, Irish
From Scottish Gaelic MacAlastair or Irish Gaelic Mac Alastair meaning "son of Alistair".
McArthur Scottish
Means "son of Arthur" in Gaelic.
McBride Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Bhrighde.
McCabe Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Cába", where Cába is a byname meaning "cape, cloak" (from Latin cappa).
McCaig Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacThaoig meaning "son of Tadhg".
McCallum Scottish
Variant form of MacAngus.
McCarthy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Cárthaigh meaning "son of Carthach".
McCauley Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh or Mac Amhalghadha meaning "son of Amhalghaidh". The given name Amhalghaidh, from Old Irish Amalgaid, is of uncertain meaning.
McCleary Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cléirich.
McClelland Irish, Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhaoláin meaning "son of the servant of Faolán".
McConnell Scottish, Irish
Derived from Gaelic MacDhòmhnaill (see MacDonald).
McCormick Irish, Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Cormaic meaning "son of Cormac".
McCoy Scottish
Anglicized form of MacAoidh.
McCracken Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Reachtain, Ulster Irish variant of Mac Neachtain.
McCrae Scottish
Variant of McRae.
McCrory Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí meaning "son of Ruaidhrí".
McCrum Scottish
Anglicized form of MacChruim.
McCune Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Eoghain.
McDermott Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Diarmada meaning "son of Diarmaid". The McDermotts were nobility in the Kingdom of Connaught, a province in Ireland.
McDevitt Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Daibhéid meaning "son of Dáibhí".
McEachern Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Eachairn.
McElligott Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Mac Uileagóid meaning "son of Uileagóid", a diminutive of Uilleag.
McEwan Scottish
Anglicized form of MacEòghainn.
McFarlane Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacPhàrlain or Irish Gaelic Mac Pharlain meaning "son of Parthalán".
McFee Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MacDhubhshìth.
McFly Popular Culture
Invented name, using the prefix Mc-, from Irish mac "son", and the English word fly. This name was created for the time-travelling hero Marty McFly of the Back to the Future movie series, beginning 1985.
McGee Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Aodha.
McGill Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill meaning "son of the foreigner", derived from gall "foreigner".
McGough Irish
Variant of Gough 2.
McGovern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mag Shamhradháin meaning "son of Samhradháin", a given name meaning "summer".
McGowan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Ghabhann.
McGuinness Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Aonghuis meaning "son of Aonghus".
McGuire Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mag Uidhir meaning "son of Odhar", a given name meaning "pale-coloured".
McIntyre Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Mac an tSaoir meaning "son of the carpenter".
McIver Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacIomhair meaning "son of Íomhar".
McKay Scottish
Anglicized form of MacAoidh.
McKee Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aodha.
McKeever Irish
Variant of McIver.
McKellar Scottish
From Gaelic MacEalair meaning "son of Ealar".
McKendrick Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacEanruig meaning "son of Eanraig".
McKenna Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of Cionaodh".
McKinley Scottish
Anglicized form of MacFhionnlaigh. This name was borne by the American president William McKinley (1843-1901), who was assassinated.
McKowen Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Eoghain.
McLean Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacGillEathain or MacGillEain meaning "son of the servant of Eòin".
McLeod Scottish
From Gaelic MacLeòid meaning "son of Leod", a given name derived from Old Norse ljótr "ugly".
McMahon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Mathghamhna meaning "son of Mathgamain".
McManus Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Maghnuis meaning "son of Mághnus".
McNab Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Aba meaning "son of the abbot".
McNamara Irish
From Irish Mac Conmara meaning "son of Conmara". The given name Conmara is composed of "hound" and muir "sea".
McNee Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Niadh.
McNeil Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacNèill meaning "son of Niall".
McNeilly Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet".
McNiven Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cnáimhín.
McPhee Scottish
Anglicized form of MacDhubhshìth.
McQueen Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Shuibhne.
McRae Scottish
From Gaelic Mag Raith meaning "son of Rath", a given name meaning "prosperity" or "grace".
McReynolds Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Reynold" in Gaelic.
McSheehy Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Síthigh, meaning "son of Sítheach".
McTavish Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacTàmhais meaning "son of Tàmhas".
McWilliam Scottish
Means "son of William" in Gaelic.
Meadows English
Referred to one who lived in a meadow, from Old English mædwe.
Meaney Irish
Variant of O'Mooney.
Medeiros Portuguese
From various Portuguese place names that were derived from Portuguese medeiro meaning "haystack", ultimately from Latin meta meaning "cone, pyramid".
Medina Spanish
Means "(Arab) city" in Spanish, derived from Arabic مدينة (madinah).
Medved Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian
Means "bear" in several Slavic languages.
Medveď Slovak
Slovak cognate of Medved.
Meeuwsen Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Meeuw, which comes from Bartholomeus (see Bartholomew).
Megalos Greek
From Greek μεγάλος (megalos) meaning "big, great".
Meggyesfalvi Hungarian
Derived from a Hungarian village named Meggyesfalva meaning "cherry village", from meggy "cherry" and falu "village".
Mehmedović Bosnian
Means "son of Mehmed".
Meijer Dutch
Dutch form of Meyer 1.
Mein German
Derived from the given name Meino.
Meindl German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Meino.
Meinhardt German
Derived from the given name Meinhard.
Meir Jewish
Variant of Meyer 2.
Meissner German
Originally denoted a person from the German town of Meissen, which is probably of Slavic origin.
Mejía Spanish
Possibly from a nickname derived from Spanish Mesías meaning "Messiah", from Latin Messias, ultimately from Biblical Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach) meaning "anointed".
Melnik Russian
Means "miller" in Russian.
Melnyk Ukrainian
Means "miller" in Ukrainian. This is the most common Ukrainian surname.
Melo Portuguese
Portuguese form of Merlo.
Melsbach German
From the name of a German town, possibly meaning "mill stream".
Melville Scottish
From the place name Malleville meaning "bad town" in Norman French.
Mencher Polish
Possibly an occupational name derived from Polish maczarz meaning "miller".
Mendel 1 Jewish
Derived from the given name Mendel.
Mendel 2 German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Meino. A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
Mendelsohn Jewish
Means "son of Mendel".
Mendelssohn Jewish
Means "son of Mendel".
Mendes Portuguese
Portuguese form of Menéndez.
Mendoza Spanish, Basque
From a Basque place name derived from mendi "mountain" and hotz "cold".
Menéndez Spanish
Means "son of Menendo" in Spanish, the given name Menendo being a medieval Spanish form of Hermenegildo.
Mercer English
Occupational name for a trader in textiles, from Old French mercier, derived from Latin merx meaning "merchandise".
Mercier French
French form of Mercer.
Merckx Dutch, Flemish
From the given name Mark.
Merkel German
From a diminutive of the given name Markus. A notable bearer is the German chancellor Angela Merkel (1954-).
Merle French
French form of Merlo.
Merlo Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
Merrick Welsh
Derived from the given name Meurig.
Merrill 1 English
Derived from the given name Muriel.
Merrill 2 English
From the name of various places in England, derived from Old English myrige "pleasant" and hyll "hill".
Merritt English
From an English place name meaning "boundary gate".
Mertens Dutch, Low German, Flemish
From the given name Merten.