Surnames Starting with M

usage
MURDOCK Irish
Derived from the given name MURCHADH.
MURGATROYD English
From a place name meaning "MARGARET's clearing".
MURGIA Sardinian
Means "brine" in Sardinian, perhaps a nickname for someone who pickled foods.
MURPHY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of MURCHADH".
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.
MURRAY (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Muireadhaigh meaning "descendant of MUIREADHACH".
MURTAS Sardinian
From Sardinian murta meaning "myrtle".
MUSHYAN Armenian
Originally denoted someone who came from the Armenian town of Mushi.
MUSIAŁ Polish
Polish cognate of MUSIL.
MUSIL Czech
Possibly from a nickname meaning "the one who had to", from the past participle of the verb muset meaning "must" (of Germanic origin).
MUSSOLINI Italian
From Italian mussolina meaning "muslin", 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).
MUSTONEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish musta meaning "black".
MUTŌ Japanese
From Japanese (mu) meaning "military, martial" and () meaning "wisteria". The final character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
MUTTON English
Referred to a shepherd or else someone who in some way resembled a sheep, derived from Norman French mouton "sheep".
MUYSKENS Dutch
Means "little mouse" in Dutch.
MWANGI Eastern African, Kikuyu
Derived from the given name MWANGI.
MYERS English
Patronymic form of MAYER (3).
MYLES English
From the given name MILES.
MYNATT English
Variant of MINETT.
MYŠKA Czech
From nickname derived from Czech myš meaning "mouse".