All Submitted Surnames

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Matsuyama Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Matsuyuki Japanese
Matsu (松) means "pine" and yuki (雪) means "snow". ... [more]
Matsuzaki Japanese
Japanese: ‘pine tree cape’. This name is found mostly in both the Tōkyō area and on the island of Kyūshū, where it is pronounced Matsusaki.
Matsuzaki Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Matsuzawa Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Matta Italian
From a feminine form of MATTO.
Matta Slovak
Derived from the personal name Matúš.
Mattana Italian
From Sardinian mattana "madness, annoyance".
Mattei Italian
Patronymic or plural form Matteo. The Mattei family was a powerful noble family in Rome during the Middle Ages.
Matten Flemish
One possibility of origin is of the French word motte which means a hill or mound. to this were added several tiny suffix of -et, and -ot, to give motet or motton meaning "small motte" or "son of motte" or to describe one who lived for a place- mottier.
Matteo Italian
From the given name Matteo.
Matteusen Norwegian
Means "son of Matteus" in Norwegian.
Matteussdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Matteus" in Icelandic.
Matteusson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Matteus" in Swedish.
Matthaiou Greek
Means "son of Matthaios".
Matthau German
Derived from the given name Matthias. This name was borne by the American actor Walter Matthau (1920-2000).
Matthäus German
From the given name Matthäus.
Matthes German
From German given name Matthias.
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]
Matthíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Matthías" in Icelandic.
Matthíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Matthías" in Icelandic.
Matthieu French
From the given name Matthieu.
Matthijs Dutch
From the given name Matthijs.
Matthiou Greek
Means "son of Matthias".
Mattíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Mattías" in Icelandic.
Mattíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Mattías" in Icelandic.
Mättik Estonian
Mättik is an Estonian surname derived from "mätas" meaning "sod". Could also derive from "mätlik" meaning "tufted", or the German surname "Mättig".
Mattila Finnish
Means "Matti's farm". A combination of Matti and the suffix -la "farm, place".
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]
Mattioli Italian
From the given name Mattia.
Mattison English
Means son of "Matthew"
Mattli German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Matthias.
Mattocks English
An occupation name for a digger or pryer.
Mattsen English
Variant of Matson.
Mattson English
Anglicized form of Mattsson or a variant of Matson.
Matulac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Means "pushful" in Tagalog.
Matunec Croatian
Meaning - "mason" from Croatian màtūn, from Italian mattone meaning brick + agent noun -ec
Maturana Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Barrundia.
Maturin French
From the French male personal name Maturin, from Latin Mātūrīnus, a derivative of Mātūrus, literally "timely". It was borne by the Irish "Gothic" novelist Charles Maturin (1782-1824).
Matusiak Polish
Derived from "Son of Matus (Matthew)."
Matvejs Latvian
From the given name Matvejs.
Mátyás Hungarian
From the given name Mátyás.
Matz German
From A Pet Form Of The Personal Names Matthäus Or Matthias (See Matthew).
Matzerath Polish
This was used in The Tin Drum, a 1959 novel originally published as Die Blechtrommel in Germany, written by Günter Grass. The main character was Oskar Matzerath.
Matzeu Italian
Variant of Mazzeo.
Mau Khmer
From Chinese 毛 (máo) meaning "Mao", an ancient region in parts of present-day Henan, China, during the Zhou Dynasty.
Maudling English
From the medieval female personal name Maudeleyn, the English form of Greek Magdalene, the sobriquet in the New Testament of the woman Mary who was cured of evil spirits by Jesus... [more]
Mauer German
Variant of Maurer.
Mauer German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a wall, Middle High German mure "wall".
Mauger French, Guernésiais, Jèrriais
From the given name Mauger, the Norman French form of Malger. It is a cognate of Major.
Maugeri Sicilian, Italian
From Sicilian maugeri "herdsman".
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.
Mauk Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
Mauleon Spanish (Archaic)
All I know is that there is a place in spain "Basque Country" that their town, apartments, holtes are named Mauleon. The language spoken is Basque a form of "Spanish and French"
Maung Burmese
Means "darling, honey" in Burmese.
Mauri Italian, Catalan
From the given name Mauro.
Maurice English, French
This surname is taken from a given name which is derived from the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus.
Maurício Portuguese
From the given name Maurício.
Mauricio Spanish
From the given name Mauricio
Mauris English
This surname may be a variant of Maurice.
Mauritzson Swedish
Means "son of Mauritz".
Maurizio Italian
From the given name Maurizio
Mauro Italian
From the given name Mauro.
Maurović Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Mauro".
Maury French, Occitan, English
As a French name, it derives from a short form of the given name Amaury (see Emery)... [more]
Mauser German
Occupational name for a mouse catcher.
Maust German
Possibly an altered form Mast.
Mautasch Czech
Mautz German
Meaning "to gripe", or "to complain" in Swabian German.
Mauvais French
Means "unfortunate" in French derived from Latin malus "bad" and fatum "fate".
Maverick English (Rare)
Surname notably borne by Texas lawyer, politician and land baron Samuel Maverick (1803-1870) to whom the word maverick was coined.
Mavridis Greek
Means "son of Mavros.
Mavris Greek
From the Greek word mavros (black).
Mavrogiannis Greek
Literally means "black Giannis", derived from Greek μαύρος (mavros) "black, Moorish" and Giannis.
Mavromichalis Greek
Means "black Michalis (Michael)" in Greek. In Mani, it is said to derive from an orphan named Μιχάλης (Michalis). Because of the dark clothing worn during times of mourning, orphans were often called μαύρος (mavros) meaning "black".
Mavropanos Greek
Literally means "black cloth", derived from Greek μαύρος (mavros) "black, Moorish" and πανί (pani) "cloth".
Mavros English (American)
Means "Black" in Greek.
Mavros Greek
Means "black, dark" in Greek, originally used as a nickname for a person with a dark complexion.
Mawar Indonesian
Means "rose" in Indonesian.
Mawari Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 廻 (see Meguri).
Mawatari Japanese
From the Japanese 馬 (ma, uma or ba) "horse" and 渡 (watari or wata) "ferry" or ferryboat."
Mawere Shona
Meaning unknown.
Maxamed Somali
Somali form of Muhammad.
Maxfield English
Habitational name from places so named in England.
Maxia Italian
Possibly from the dialectical term maxia "magic", or masia "farm, country house".
Maxilom Visayan
An archaic Hispanicization of "mahilom", "quiet."
Maxim Romanian
From the given name Maxim.
Maxime French
From the French given name Maxime.
Maximiano Portuguese
Derived from the given name Maximiano.
Maximin French
From the given name Maxime.
Maximoff Russian
Variant transcription of Maksimov.
Maximov Russian
Alternate transcription of Maksimov.
Maximova Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Максимова (see Maksimova).
Maximovich Russian
Means "son of Maxim".
Maxon English
Variants of Mackson or Maxson.
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.
Maxton English
From a place name meaning "Maccus' settlement".
May Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh.
Maya Basque (Hispanicized), Catalan, Spanish
As a Spanish surname, this is a Castilianized form of Portuguese Maia. As a Catalan surname this is a variant of Maià... [more]
Mayberry English, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
Maybree English
Variant of Mabry.
Maye English
English variant spelling of May.
Mayerhofer German (Austrian)
Denoted a person from the municipality of Mayrhof in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.
Mayfair English
Locational surname based off Mayfair, a district in the City of Westminster in London, England.
Mayfield English
From the surname but also a given name that reminds some of Springtime
Mayfleet English
Used in The City of Ember as the main character's (Lina Mayfleet) last name.
Mayhew English
Mayhew is an Old French variant of Matthew and means "gift of God."
Mayne Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
Mayne Irish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus.
Mayne French
French variant of Maine.
Mayo Irish
a county in Ireland
Mayonaka Japanese
Means "Midnight" in Japanese
Mayoral Spanish
Occupational name for the foreman of a gang of agricultural workers or the leader of a group of herdsmen mayoral (from Late Latin maioralis originally an adjective derivative of maior 'greater').
Mayordomo Spanish
Means "butler" in Spanish.
Mayorga Spanish
habitational name, taken on from the place name Mayorga in Valladolid province of Castile.
Mayorquin Spanish
variant of Mallorquín a habitational name for someone from Majorca the largest island in the Balearic Islands from an adjectival form of its Spanish name Mallorca.
Mayr Czech
Variant of Meyer 1.
Mayrbekov Chechen
Means "son of Mayrbek".
Mayson English
Variant of Mason.
Maysonet Provençal
Deriving from the Old French word machun, which meant 'stone cutter.' Inferring the original bearer of the name worked in stone or mason.
Maytwayashing Ojibwe
Unknown meaning, most commonly found in Anishinaabe communities in Manitoba. A notable bearer is Clifford Maytwayashing, a legendary fiddle player.
Mayuzumi Japanese
The Japanese surname "Mayuzumi" (黛) is a compound of two kanji characters. "Mayu" (黛) means "eyebrow," and "zumi" (積) means "stack" or "accumulate." So, "Mayuzumi" could be interpreted as "stack of eyebrows" or "accumulation of eyebrows." It's a poetic and picturesque surname with potential connotations related to physical appearance or perhaps even an ancestral association with something related to eyebrows.
Mazáč Czech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
Mazaki Japanese
A surname of Japanese origin meaning "cape of truth" which comes from combing 真 (ma) meaning "true, genuine" with 崎 (zaki) meaning "cape, peninsula". A notable bearer of this surname is Anzu Mazaki/Téa Gardner from Yu-Gi-Oh!
Mazandarani Mazanderani
Likely originated to denote someone from the modern-day Mazandaran Province in Iran or someone of Mazandarani descent. It is transliterated in many different ways. One notable bearer is Mírzá Asadu'lláh Fádil Mázandarání (1881–1957), who was an important scholar for the Baháʼí Faith.
Mazari Balochi
Means “From Mazar”.
Mazariego Spanish
Altered form of Mazariegos in singular for matching with the bearer.
Mazarin French
French form of Italian Mazzarino.
Mazarro Italian
It means "mace bearer".
Mazigh Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from Arabic أَمَازِيغ (ʾamāzīḡ) the Arabic designation for the Berber (Amazigh) people of North Africa. The word itself is ultimately of Tamazight origin, from Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Amaziɣ) of disputed meaning; in modern Central Atlas Tamazight, it means “free-man”.
Mazini Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مَزِين (mazīn) meaning “decorated, adorned” or مازن (mazin) meaning “rain cloud” (see Mazin; chiefly Moroccan).
Mazumdar Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Bengali alternate transcription of Majumdar as well as the Assamese form.
Mažuranić Croatian
Derived from mažuran, meaning "marjoram", a type of plant.
Mazzarino Italian
A diminutive of Mazzaro, an Italian surname meaning "mace-bearer".
Mazzola Italian
From a diminutive of Italian mazza meaning "maul, mallet".
Mbabazi Eastern African
A Bantu Uganda surname meaning 'grace' or 'kindness'.
M'bala Central African
Derived from the given name Mbala. This surname is borne by French comedian, actor and political activist Dieudonné M'bala M'bala (1966-).
Mbangwa Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mbappé Central African (Gallicized)
Borne by French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé (1998-), whose father is from Cameroon.
M'Bareck Western African
Derived from Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "blessed, fortunate, lucky" (chiefly Mauritanian).
Mbarek Berber
Moroccan Tachelhit variant of Mubarak.
M'Beirick Western African
Most likely a variant of M'Bareck.
Mbenguzana Hlubi (?), African
Hlubi word referring to an old cat with grey beard but in this instance it means grey-bearded leopard. Originates from one of the Nkwali tribe's early head?king Lusulengwe(Leopard's face)
Mboto African
Last name of a character from Australian soap opera, Home and Away. This is the last name of character Stephanie Mboto, duration 1996-97.
Mc English
Variant of Mac
Mcadam Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of Adam" in Gaelic.
Mcadory Northern Irish (Rare)
Rare Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Deoraidh ‘son of the stranger’.
McAlary Irish
A variant of Cleary, an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cléirigh
McAlea Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Laoidhigh
McAleenan Irish
A variant of McAlea
Mcalinden Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
McAllen Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
McAllen or MacAllen is a Scottish and Irish surname, originating from Scottish Gaelic. Historically, the name has migrated to Ireland, where the prefix of the name has been commonly transposed with "Mc".
Mcalpine Irish, Scottish
differing meanings include, "fair", "rolling hills"
Mcandrew Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of Andrew".
Mcanespie Irish
Anglicized form of Mac An Easpaig
McAngus Scottish
Variant form of MacAngus.
McAnulla Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Con Uladh
McAnulty Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Meaning "son of the Ulidian", from the Irish surname Mac an Ultaigh, from mac, meaning son, and Ultach, denoting someone from the Irish province of Ulster.
McArdle Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Ardghail
McAreavy Irish
A variant of Gilroy. Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Ruaidh
Mcaskie Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or Ásketill.
McAtamney Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac An Tiompánaigh
McAtavey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac An Tsámhaigh
Mcateer Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. McIntyre)
McAulay Irish
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and Amhalghaidh, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
McAuley Irish
A variant of McCauley