From Japanese 本 (moto)
meaning "base, root, origin"
. More commonly it is the final character in Japanese surnames.
From various names of places around Italy. It is derived from a Gaulish word meaning "hill".
From the name of a lost place in Cheshire, derived from the Old English byname Motere
meaning "speaker" and heafod
in Polish. It probably referred to someone who worked with or sold mortar.
From the town of Muggia in northeastern Italy near the Slovenian border. It was called Muglae
From the Irish Ó Maoláin
meaning "descendant of Maolán"
. The given name Maolán
German equivalent of Miller
, derived from Middle High German mülnære
Patronymic derived from the medieval Spanish given name Muño
, from Latin Munnius
, possibly of Germanic origin.
Patronymic formed from the Norman French nickname moun
Occupational name for a wall builder, from Italian murare
meaning "to wall up"
in Sardinian, perhaps a nickname for someone who pickled foods.
Murray 1 Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray
meaning "seaboard settlement". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
Originally denoted someone who came from the Armenian town of Mushi.
Possibly from a nickname meaning "the one who had to"
, from the past participle of the verb muset
meaning "must" (of Germanic origin).
From Italian mussolina
, a type of cloth, itself derived from the city of Mosul in Iraq. This name was borne by the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (1883-1945).
From Japanese 武 (mu)
meaning "military, martial" and 藤 (tō)
meaning "wisteria". The final character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
Referred to a shepherd or else someone who in some way resembled a sheep, derived from Norman French mouton "sheep"
From nickname derived from Czech myš