All Submitted Surnames

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Monsivais Spanish
Hispanic (Mexico; Monsiváis): Perhaps A Topographic Name Derived From Latin Mons Silvaticus ‘Wooded Mountain’ Or A Habitational Name From Monsivalls A Hill In Ribagorza In Huesca Province (Spain) Named From Latin Monte Ipsa Vallis ‘Mount Of The Valley’.
Monstein Romansh
Derived from the place name Monstein, a village in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.
Mont French, Catalan
topographic name for a mountain dweller from Catalan and Old French mont "mountain" (from Latin mons genitive montis).
Montag German
It means Monday in German.
Montagnet French, Basque
Meaning "mountains," this name is commonly found in the Basque Pyrenees.
Montaigu French
French form of Montague.
Montalban Spanish
Spanish (Montalbán): habitational name from Montalbán de Córdoba from Latin montem albanum 'white mountain'.
Montalbano Italian
Habitational name from Montalbano di Elicona in northeastern Sicily (earlier simply Montalbano), Montalbano Jonico (Matera province), or the district of Montalbano in Fasano, Brindisi.
Montale Italian
From Latin mons ("mountain"), this surname was originally given as a nickname to people who lived on hills and mountains. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian poet and writer Eugenio Montale (1896-1981), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.
Montalto Italian, Portuguese
Habitational name from any of various places called Montalto or Montaldo especially Montalto Uffugo in Cosenza province in Italy or from a place in Portugal called Montalto from monte "hill" and alto "high" (from Latin altus).
Montaperto Italian
My father tells me this name means "open mountain." It seems to have come from a small area around Agrigento in Sicily, Italy.
Monteagudo Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Monteagudo (‘pointed mountain’) from monte ‘mountain’ + agudo ‘sharp pointed’ (from Latin acutus from acus ‘needle’) for example in the provinces of Murcia Teruel A Coruña and Navarre.
Monteblanco French, Spanish
Originally from France "Mont Blanc" but translated when arrived in Spain.
Montecalvo Italian
Habitational name from any of various places called Montecalvo ("bald mountain") especially Montecalvo Irpino in Avellino province, from the elements monte "mountain" and calvo "bald".
Montecchi Italian
Italian form of Montague.
Montefiore Italian, Jewish
Derived from Montefiore, which is the name of several places in Italy. For example, there is Castle Montefiore in the town of Recanati (province of Macerata), the municipality of Montefiore Conca (province of Rimini) and the municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso (province of Ascoli Piceno)... [more]
Montehermoso Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone from the municipality of Montehermoso in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.
Monteiro Portuguese (Modern)
Monteiro is the portuguese version of the spanish Montero
Monteith Scottish
From the name of the district of Menteith in south Perthshire, Scotland, derived from Gaelic monadh meaning "hill pasture" combined with the Scottish river name Teith. A famous bearer was the Canadian actor and musician Cory Monteith (1982-2013), who played Finn Hudson on the American television series Glee (2009-2015).
Monteleone Italian
From various place names, meaning "mountain lion", or "mountain of the lion".
Montemayor Spanish
Habitational name from any of several places called Montemayor, from monte meaning "mountain" + mayor meaning "main", "larger", "greater", in particular in the provinces of Cordova, Salamanca, and Valladolid.
Montenegro Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in Spain and Portugal named Montenegro, from Spanish and Portuguese monte meaning "mountain, hill" and negro meaning "black".
Monterd Aragonese
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Monterd d’Albarrazín or Monterd.
Monterosa Spanish (Latin American)
From Spanish monte meaning "mountain", and rosa meaning "pink, rose".
Monterroso Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Monterrubio Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places called Monterrubio ‘red mountain’.
Montesano Italian
From Italian monte meaning "mountain" and sano meaning "healthy".
Montes De Oca Spanish
Spanish surname meaning "mounts of goose".
Montesquieu French
From French montagne, meaning "mountain" and possibly also from queue, meaning "line". Charles Montesquieu was a 17th-century French aristocrat, philosopher and politician.
Monteverde Galician
Habitational name from Monteverde in Ourense province, Galicia.
Monteverde Italian
Habitational name from any of various places called Monteverde, for example in Avellino province, from monte meaning "mountain" + verde meaning "green".
Monteverdi Italian
Derived from Italian monte meaning "mountain" and verdi meaning "green"; literally means "green mountain".
Montevirgen Spanish (Philippines)
From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Montevirgen, meaning "Our Lady of Mount Virgin," dedicated at the Convento de Montevirgen (Convent of Mount Virgin) in the municipality of Villalba de los Barros, located in Extremadura's Badajoz province in western Spain.
Montezuma Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the word monte meaning "hill". Most frequently used in Panama.
Montford English
As a Shropshire name believed to mean "from a communal ford or water crossing" while the Norfolk origin is "from Munda's ford," Munda being an old English personal name meaning "protector, guardian," as seen in names such as Edmund.
Montgomerie Scottish, English
Variation of Montgomery. A famous bearer was Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738 to 1789), wife of author James Boswell.
Montiel Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Montigny French
habitational name from (Le) Montigny the name of several places in various parts of France (from a Gallo-Roman estate name Montiniacum formed either from a personal name or from a derivative of mons "mountain" and the locative suffix acum)... [more]
Montilla Spanish
Habitational name from Montilla a place in Córdoba province.
Montisci Italian
Originated in Sardinia, Italy in the 17th century given to fishermen
Montiverdi Italian
Green Mountain
Montixi Italian
Means "small mountain, hill".
Montone Italian
nickname from montone "ram" (from Medieval Latin multo genitive multonis). Or a habitational name from any of numerous places called Montone ("big mountain").
Montoya Spanish, Basque
meaning "mountain"... [more]
Montville French
"Mountain town".
Monty French, English
Topographic name for a mountain dweller, from Old French mont 'mountain' (Latin mons, montis).
Monvoisin French
Married surname of a infamous 17th century fortune teller and poisoner, Catherine Monvoisin nee Deshayes, known as La Voisin. Executed for witchcraft in 1680 in the affair of the poisons. Her clients included the elite of Paris including a mistress of Louis XIV.
Monzo Italian
Possibly a variant of Monsu, which may be an occupational name for a cook, Calabrian munsu, or a nickname or title from Milanese monsu ‘sir’, ‘lord’, ‘gentleman’.
Monzó Catalan
variant of Montsó, habitational name from a place in Aragon (see Monzon).
Monzon Spanish
Habitational name from Monzón, a place in Uesca province, which is probably named from Latin montione ‘big mountain’.
Moodie Scottish
The history of the name Moodie originates from the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Brittain.... [more]
Moody English, Irish
Either from Middle English modie "angry, haughty, impetuous", or Old English modig "brave, proud".
Moodysson Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "son of Moody". A notable bearer is Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (b. 1969).
Mõõk Estonian
Mõõk is an Estonian surname meaning "sword".
Mook German
This surname means 'flying insect' from a German word that is mauke. (I think it is mauke, I am SO not sure.)
Mookhey Indian
Meaning unknown.
Mööl Estonian
Mööl is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "möll" meaning "tumult" and "turbulence".
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.
Moorhouse English (British)
This derives from the surname Morehouse, with Old English mōr meaning "marsh", "fen" + hūs meaning "house".... [more]
Mooring Low German (Modern)
habitational name from möringen or möhringen of northern germany.
Moosa Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Musa.
Moosavi Persian
Variant transcription of Mousavi.
Mopantokobogo Zulu
From Zulu meaning "big man".
Mor Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Mor, means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
Morabito Italian
Ultimately from Arabic مُرَابِط (murabit) "holy man, one who preaches in the street; soldier stationed in an outpost", from which comes Sicilian murabitu "moderate, sober" and murabbiu "teetotal".
Morača Serbian
Morača is a historical region in Montenegro.
Moraczewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Moraczewo.
Morad Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Morad.
Moradi Persian
From the given name Morad.
Moradian Persian
From the given name Morad.
Moraes Portuguese
From the Portuguese form of Spanish Morales.
Morag Hebrew
Means "threshing sledge", "flail" in Hebrew. Morag is a hand-held threshing tool.
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.
Moralis Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly a Greek form of the Spanish surname Morales.
Moran Irish
The surname Moran, originating in counties Mayo and Sligo of Connaught, is the shortened version of O'Moran, Anglicized form of the older O'Morain "grandson of the great one" with the Old Irish root mor 'great, big' (denoting stature and/or character).
Moran Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
From the given name Moran.
Morand French, French (Swiss)
from the medieval Latin personal name Maurandus Morandus derived from Maurus "Mauritanian Moor" and the suffix -andus (following the pattern of names formed from a verbal noun such as Amandus) or shortened from Moderandus which appears to be Latin for "he who is (able) to be guided"... [more]
Morant English, French
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).
Moratalla Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Murcian municipality.
Morávek Czech, Slovak
Means "Moravian".
Morceli Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مُرْسِل (mursil) meaning "sender, dispatcher" or "sent, transmitted" from أَرْسَلَ (ʾarsala) "to send, to dispatch".
Mordaunt English
Recorded as Mordant, Mordaunt (English), Mordagne, Mordant (French) and apparently Mordanti in Italy, this is a surname of French origins. According to the famous Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley writing in the year 1880, the name was originally Norman, and was brought to England by a follower of Duke William of Normandy, when he conquered England in 1066... [more]
Mordecai English
From the given name Mordecai
Mordechai Hebrew
From the given name Mordechai.
Morden English
Parish in Surrey; one mile from Mitcham. "Moor Hollow" in Old English.
Mordomo Portuguese
Means "butler" in Portuguese.
More English, Scottish
Variant of Moore 3. A famous bearer was the English lawyer, humanist, and martyr Saint Thomas More (1478-1535).
More French
nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French more "Moor" (from Latin Maurus). French cognitive of Moore 3.
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".
Moreira Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira, from moreira meaning "mulberry tree".
Morell Romansh
Derived from Latin maurus "Moorish, North African" as well as a derivation from a diminutive of the given name Maurus.
Morells Greek
One meaning/explanation of the surname Morells is it's an Americanization of the Greek name surname Mariolis.
Moreschi Italian
Nickname for a dark-skinned person, derived from the Medieval Latin word moro, actually from the Latin Maurus, meaning, "dark-skinned".
Morey Irish, English
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Mórdha, and in English (of Norman origin), derived from the Old French given name Mory, a short form of Amaury (see Emery).
Morgade Anglo-Saxon
It`s a derived from Anglo-Saxon Morgen Or Morgan. Its meaning is morning. It have a second meaning that is a variety or type of oil.
Morgado Portuguese
Means "eldest brother" in Portuguese
Morgans English, Irish
Variation of Morgan.
Morganton English (Canadian)
Created by combining the last names Morgan and Middleton in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in September of 2013.
Morgenthaler German (Swiss)
Derived from the place name Murgental in the Swiss canton Aargau and Obermurgenthal in the canton Bern.
Mori Slovene, Italian
Variant of Moro.
Moriai Japanese
From the Japanese 盛 (mori) "assortment" or 森 (mori) "forest" and 合 (ai) "fit," "suit," "join."
Moriancumer Mormon (Archaic)
In the Book of Ether, Jared's brother's name remains untold. Joseph Smith revealed that his name was Mahonri Moriancumer.
Móric Hungarian
From the given name Móric.
Morice French, Scottish
French variant of Maurice and Scottish variant of Morris.
Morici Italian, Hungarian
From a variant of the Italian given name Maurizio, Hungarian name Móric both are cognitive of Morris.
Morifuji Japanese
Mori means "Forest" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
Moriguchi Japanese
From 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "entrance," "mouth."
Morihara Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Morihei Japanese
This surname combines 森 (shin, mori) meaning "forest, woods" with 平 (hyou, byou, hei, tai.ra, -daira, hira, hira-) meaning "even, flat, peace."... [more]
Morii Japanese
Mori means "forest" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Morijima Japanese
A variant of Morishima.... [more]
Morikita Japanese (Rare)
森 (Mori) means "forest" and 北 (kita) means "north".... [more]
Morimatsu Japanese
Mori means "forest" and matsu means "pine".
Morimura Japanese (Rare)
From Kanji "森" (Mori) meaning "Forest" and "村" (Mura) meaning "Village".
Morinaga Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 永 (naga) meaning "perpetual, eternal".
Morinaka Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
Moríñigo Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Morino Japanese
Mori means "forest" and no means "field, rice paddy, wilderness".
Morio Japanese
"Forest tail."
Morioka Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Morioka Japanese
From Japanese 守 (mori) meaning "watchman, keeper, caretaker" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Morisaka Japanese
Mori means "forest" and saka means "slope, hill".
Morisaki Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Morishima Japanese
Mori means "forest, grove" and shima means "island".
Morishima Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Moritani Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Moritani Japanese
From Japanese 守 (mori) meaning "watchman, keeper, caretaker" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Moritzi Romansh
Derived from the given name Mauritius.
Moriuchi Japanese
森 (Mori) means "forest" and 内 (uchi) means "inside".
Moriwaki Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 脇 (waki) meaning "side".
Moriya Japanese
From the Japanese 守 (mori or kami) "guard," "protect," "defend" or 森 (mori) "forest" and 屋 (ya) "dwelling" or 谷 (ya or tani) "valley."
Moriya Japanese
From Japanese 守 (mori) meaning "watchman, keeper, caretaker" and 屋 (ya) meaning "house, dwelling".
Moriya Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Morizaka Japanese
Moto means "forest" and zuka is a form of tsuka meaning "mound".
Mörk Swedish
Means "dark" in Swedish.
Mørk Danish
Means "dark" in Danish.
Mørk Norwegian
From Old Norse mork "wood". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Morkovin Russian
From Russian морковь (morkov) meaning "carrot".
Morningstar English, Jewish
English transcription of Morgenstern.
Moro Italian, Spanish
Nickname from moro "moor" from Latin maurus "moor, north african" and Italian variant of Mauro.
Moros Spanish
Habitational name from Moros in Zaragoza province, so named from the plural of moro ‘Moor’, i.e. ‘the place where the Moors live’.
Moroux Louisiana Creole
From the surname Moroux.
Morpurgo Hebrew
Morpurgo (Hebrew: מורפורגו‎) is an Italian surname of Jewish origin. Originally Marpurg, from the Austrian city Marburg an der Drau (today Maribor in Slovenia). Key ancestor was Moises Jacob, father of Petachia, in Bad-Rackersburg, Austria... [more]
Morquecho Spanish
Castilianized Form Of Morketxo. Unexplained.
Morreale Italian
Habitational name from the town of Monreale in Sicily, derived from Italian monte regale meaning "royal mountain".
Morrell English
Anglicization of Morel, related to Morell.
Morrissey Irish
Morrissey is an Irish name meaning "choice of the sea".
Morrow Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha (see Mcmorrow).
Morshed Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Morshed.
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.
Mortaz Persian
Mortaz is a family with Persian roots that means suffered or has suffered
Mortazavi Persian
From the given name Mortaza.
Mortenson English
Means "Son of Morten".
Morticelli Italian
Means "died small" in Italian.
Mortonson English
Means "Son of Morton".
Mosa Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Sindhi, Dhivehi
From the given name Musa.
Mosbrucker German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bridge over a swamp, from Middle High German mos meaning "bog", "swamp" + brucke meaning "bridge".
Mosca Romansh
Younger form of Muos-cha which was derived from Romansh muos-cha "fly (animal)".
Moscatelli Italian
The name Moscatelli has its origins in a type of grape called Moscatel. This grape has its origin in ancient Egypt or Greece, but it was in Italy that it became famous. Here the farmers that planted the grape became known as the Moscatelli.
Moscati Italian
Possibly a variant of Moscato.
Moscato Italian
Variant of the personal name Muscato, also Americanized spelling of Greek Moskatos, a metonymic occupational name for a grower of muscat grapes.
Moscow English (American, Rare)
From the city of Moscow in Russia.
Moseid Norwegian (Modern, Rare)
From Moseid Farm in southern Norway.
Mosele Italian, German (Austrian)
This surname is to be found in north-eastern Italy, more specifically in the Vicenza and Verona provinces. Families with this name are certain to be originally from the mountain town of Asiago, situated on a plateau north of Vicenza and now a well-known skiing resort... [more]
Mosharraf Bengali
Bengali form of Musharraf.
Moshe Hebrew
From the given name Moshe.
Mosher English
It is one of several variants of the name Mauger, also spelt Moger and Major, which itself comes from the Old French Maugier and Old German Malger, a compound name meaning "council-spear"... [more]
Moskow Jewish
Shortened form of Moskowitz.
Moskowitz Jewish
Germanized form of a patronymic surname formed by adding the Slavic suffix "-ovic" meaning "son of" to a Yiddish transformation (Moshke) of the biblical Hebrew personal Moses ("Mosko" was a Polish pet form of the personal name Moses).
Moskva Russian
Derived from the Russian word Москва meaning "Moscow".
Moskwa Polish
Polish form of Moskva.
Moslavac Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Moslavina, a region in Croatia.
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.