All Submitted Surnames

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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".
Montesinos Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a mountain from a derivative of monte 'mountain' (from Latin mons gentive montis).
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").
Montoro Spanish, Italian
A Spanish habitational name from any of the places called Montoro in particular those in Córdoba or Teruel provinces. Italian habitational name from any of the places called Montoro in particular Montoro Inferiore and Montoro Superiore in Avellino province.
Montpelier English, French
English and French variant of Montpellier. This is the name of several places in the United States, for example the capital city of the state of Vermont, which was named after the French city of Montpellier.
Montpellier French
Means "woad mountain", derived from French mont (itself from Latin mōns) meaning "mountain" and pastel (Latin pastellus, pestellus) meaning "woad, dye", referring to someone who lived near a mountain that was covered with woad (a plant that produces a blue dye)... [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".
Moonasinghe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala මුණසිංහ (see Munasinghe).
Moonesinghe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala මුණසිංහ (see Munasinghe).
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.
Moosajee Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic given name Musa. A variant of Musaji.
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.
Moradpour Persian
Means "son of Morad".
Moradzadeh Persian
Means "born of 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).
Moranville French
Habitational name from Moranville, probably derived from the personal name Morand + Old French word ville "settlement".
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.
More Indian, Marathi
Derived from Marathi मोर (mor) meaning "peacock", ultimately from Sanskrit मयूर (mayura).
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".
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.
Morganson English
Means “son of Morgan 1”.
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.
Moriba Manding
Etymology Unknown.
Moribe Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
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]
Morikubo Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest", 久 (ku) meaning "long time" and 保 (bo) meaning "protect".
Morimatsu Japanese
Mori means "forest" and matsu means "pine".
Morimiya Japanese
Mori means "forest" and miya means "temple, shrine".
Morimizu Japanese
Mori means "grove" and mizu means "water".
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.
Moríñigo Spanish
Habitational surname from Moríñigo, Moríñigo is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León.
Morino Japanese
Mori means "forest" and no means "field, rice paddy, wilderness".
Morio Japanese
Mori means "forest" and o means "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".
Morisato Japanese
Mori means "forest" and sato means "village".
Morishige Japanese
Mori means "forest" and shige means "luxury".
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".
Moritaka Japanese
Mori means "forest" and taka means "tall, high, expensive".
Moritake Japanese
Mori means "forest" and take needs "bamboo".
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".
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 Judeo-Italian
Italian surname of Jewish origin, originally Marpurg, from the Austrian city Marburg an der Drau (today Maribor in Slovenia). The progenitor 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.
Morshuis Dutch
'Mors' is 'swamp' in old Dutch and 'huis' is 'home', so the name is basically Swamphouse. It is thought that the person who registered the name when Napoleon ruled the Netherlands they lived in a swamp.
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.
Mosel German
Habitational name from any of several places so named. topographic name from the Mosel river in western Germany a tributary of the Rhine that rises in the Vosges and flows through Lorraine and then a deep winding valley from Trier to Koblenz.
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]
Moskalchuk Ukrainian
Variant of Moskalenko using the patronymic suffix "-chuk" instead of "-enko".
Moskalenko Ukrainian
Means "son of the Russian" from "москаль", a Ukrainian derogatory term for a Russian.
Moskovsky Russian
Habitational name for someone from Moscow.
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.
Mosqueda Spanish
Mosqueda comes from the Spanish word 'Mosca' meaning house fly.
Mosquera Spanish, Catalan
Spanish topographic name for someone who lived in a place that was infested with flies or mosquitos from a derivative of mosca "fly" (from Latin musca)... [more]
Mossberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mosse "bog" and berg "mountain".
Mossberg Jewish
Combination of Moses and German berg "mountain, hill".
Mossing Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm name in Trøndelag, probably named with mose meaning "moss" + vin meaning "meadow".
Mossman English
This interesting name is a variant of the surname Moss which is either topographical for someone who lived by a peat bog, from the Old English pre 7th Century 'mos' or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Mosedale in Cumbria or Moseley in West Yorkshire.
Most German
Metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, from Middle High German most, ultimately derived from Latin mustum vinum meaning "young (i.e. fresh) wine"... [more]