Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Maag German
Comes from the Middle High German “mage”, meaning “relative” or “kinsman”.
Maagd Dutch
Dutch form of Virgo.
Maak Estonian
Maak is an Estonian surname meaning "ore".
Maamägi Estonian
Maamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "land/rural mountain".
Maan Arabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
Maandi Estonian
Maandi is an Estonian surname derived from "maandus" meaning "earth/ground".
Maarend Estonian
Maarend is an Estonian surname derived from either "maa rendileandja" meaning "landholder", or "maa rendilevõtja" meaning "land tenant".
Maarschalkerweerd Dutch
Meaning "Keeper of the horses."
Maasik Estonian
Maasik is an Estonian surname derived from "maasikas", meaning "strawberry".
Maatta Italian
1 Southern Italian: from a feminine form of Matto .... [more]
Ma'ayan Hebrew (Rare)
Means "spring of water" or "fountain" in Hebrew, this is more common as a given name than a surname
Mabbett English
From a pet-form of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel (ultimately from Latin amābilis "lovable")... [more]
Mabini Filipino, Tagalog
Means "modest, prudent, civil" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (1864-1903), a Filipino revolutionary.
Mabry English, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
Mạc Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mo from Sino-Vietnamese 幕 (mạc). This was the name of a Vietnamese dynasty that ruled over northern Vietnam between the 16th and 17th centuries.
Mac Scottish, Irish
Variant of Mack
Macabenta Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog makabenta meaning "to sell."
Macabuhay Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog makabuhay meaning "to live."
Mac A 'Ghobhainn Scottish Gaelic
The Scots Gaelic variation of Smith.
Mac Airtain Medieval Irish
Older Irish form of McCartan.
Macalipay Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
From Cebuano and Hiligaynon makalipay meaning "comfort, pleasant".
Mac Ambróis Irish
Means "descendant of Ambróis"
Mac An Airchinnigh Irish
It literally means "son of the hereditary steward of church lands".
Mac An Fhailghigh Irish
Means "son of the poor man". From the word failgheach meaning "poor man" in Irish
Mac An Fhilidh Irish
Meaning, "son of the poet."
Mac an tSaoi Irish
From Tyrone
Macapagal Filipino, Pampangan
From Kapampangan makapagal meaning "tiring". A notable bearer is Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (1947-), the fourteenth president of the Philippines.
Mac A' Phearsain Scottish
Means "son of the parson" in Scottish Gaelic.
Macaraeg Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makaraig meaning "one who defeats, one who overcomes".
Macario Spanish
From the given name Macario
Macarro Spanish
From the verb Macar meaning 'to bruise'
Macarthur Scottish (Rare), Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish: see McArthur and Arthur.
Macasaet Filipino, Tagalog
From the given name Macasaet.
Mac Ascaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Ascadh"
Macaspac Filipino, Pampangan
Means "to crack, to break" in Pampangan.
Macatangay Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makatangay meaning "one who takes away".
Maccaa Scottish
MacCaa has many clan associations; the most prominent being with the Stuarts of Bute, the Clan MacKay, the Clan MacFarlane, the Clan MacDonald and Clan Galloway. The name is a phonetic variation of MacKay, meaning 'son of Aoh (ie the champion)'... [more]
Mac Canann Irish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Mac Carrghamhna Irish
Means "descendant of Corrghamhain"
Mac Cathmhaoil Irish
It literally means Cathmhaol’s son".
Mac Cearáin Irish
Means "descendant of Ciarán"
Mac Cearbhaill Irish
Meaning, "son of Cearbhaill."
Macchia Italian
Topographic name from Italian macchia "thicket", "scrub" (from Latin macula) and Habitational name from any of various places named Macchia, as for example Macchia in Trapani province, Sicily.
Maccini Italian
Patronymic from a diminutive of the given name Maccio.
Mac Cobhthaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cobhthach"
Mac Coingheallaigh Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
MacConall Scottish (Anglicized, Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Scottish and Irish Gaelic Mac Conaill 'son of Conall', the personalized name composing of the elements con, which is an inflected form of cú 'wolf' + gal 'valor'. Giving the ultimate meaning due to variegated spellings of this specified name, is "Battle-Wolf of High Valor."
Mac Conghaile Irish
Meaning, "son of Conghal."
Mac Con Mhaoil Irish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
MacCreamhain Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Crawford.
MacCrimmon Scottish
Nickname for a person noted as a guardian, and an anglicized form of Maccruimein.
Mac Cuindlis Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Cuindleas", an early given name of uncertain origin.
Mac Cumhaill Scottish Gaelic
Means "descendant of Cumhall"
MacCurdy Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of Mccurdy.
MacDonnell Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McDonnell.
Macdoof English, Scottish
It is based off of a book character (or two given names into one).... [more]
Macduff Scottish Gaelic
From the ancient Scottish Gaelic Mac duib meaning "son of the black/dark man." This name may have originated as a ethnic term about the native Scots used by Viking conquestors during the later half of the First Millenium... [more]
Mace English, French
English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew.... [more]
Mac Eacháin Irish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
MacEachainn Scottish Gaelic
It means "son of Eachann".
Macedo Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American)
Referred to a person who worked or lived at an apple orchard. It is derived from Vulgar Latin mattianēta meaning "place with apple trees."
MacFadyen Scottish
Scottish patronymic name meaning "son of little Patrick". An anglicised form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Pháidín, It is a variant of Mcfadden.
Macfayle Manx
Variant of Mac Phaayl. This form was recorded on the Isle of Man in 1511.
Macfhearghuis Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis" (also spelled "Fearghas") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus, McKerras, MacKersey, MacErris, MacFirries and anglicised as Ferguson or Fergusson and shortened in Fergus, Ferrar, Ferrie, Ferries, Ferris, Ferriss, corrupted into other forms like Fergushill, Fergie etc.
MacFhilib Scottish
Means "son of Filib"
Mac Fhlannchaidh Irish
Patronymic from the personal name Flannchadh, which is derived from flann "red".
Mac Fithcheallaigh Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcfeely, meaning "son of Fithcheallach".
Mac Gaoithín Scottish Gaelic
Meaning ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MacGillebhràth Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic spelling of MacGillivray.
Macgilledheòradha Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "pilgrim’s servant’s son".
Macgillefhinnein Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "Finnan’s servant’s son".
Mac Gille Íosa Scottish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare Mcleish. The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies.
Mac Gille Mhearnoch Irish
Means "son of the servant of Mernoch".
Macgilleuidhir Scottish Gaelic
It literally mean’s "sallow lad’s son".
MacGillis Scottish
The MacGillis surname is a very rare surname from Scotland. It means "Mac Giolla Iosa', and translates to "son of the servant of Jesus". The surname was first found in Perthshire in central Scotland.... [more]
MacGillivray Scottish
Anglicisation of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gillebhràth meaning "son of the servant of judgement".
Macginty Irish
Patronymic surname from the original Irish Gaelic form 'mac an tsaoi' meaning "son of the scholar". Notable namesake is Irish rugby player Alan Leon "AJ" MacGinty.
Mac Giobúin Irish
Means "descendant of Giobúin"
Mac Giolla Chatáin Irish
It means "son of servant of Catán".
Mac Giolla Choinnigh Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcelhinney.
Mac Giolla Chuda Irish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Chuda’, a personal name of unexplained origin. This was the name of a 7th-century abbot-bishop of Rathin in County Westmeath.... [more]
Mac Giolla Iasachta Irish
Means "son of the strange youth", from Irish Gaelic iasachta "loan" "foreign", hence denoting to a boy who transferred to another family for fosterage, a common custom in ancient Ireland.
Mac Giolla Íosa Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McAleese.
Mac Giolla Phóil Irish
Means "son of the servant of Pól"
Mac Giolla Rua Irish
It means "son of servant of Rua".
Macgobhainn Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "smith’s son", thus making it a Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Gabhann.
MacGoldrick Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Ualghairg
Macgrath Irish
First found in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.... [more]
MacGraw Irish, Scottish
Variant spelling of Mcgraw.
Macguaire Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcquarrie.
Macgyver Scottish
Prominently used in the action TV series of the same name, and the title character of that show, Angus MacGyver.
Mach Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Sorbian
Its roots are connected to the name Matthew.
Machados Jewish
From the Hebrew name Adam, meaning "man" or "male."
Machen English
Occupational name for a stonemason, Anglo-Norman French machun, a Norman dialect variant of Old French masson (see Mason).
Machi Sicilian
Unexplained. It may be from the Albanian personal name Maqo. Derivation from a Greek name ending in -akis, which has been suggested, is implausible.
Machi Japanese (Rare)
町 (machi) means 'town' or 'street'. Some occurrences in America could be shortened versions of longer names beginning with this element, not common in Japan.
Machia Italian
Variant of Italian Macchia.
Machida Japanese
From Japanese 町 (machi) meaning "town" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Machnicki Polish
Habitational name for someone from Machnice in Wrocław voivodeship.
Machrach Scottish
Means "campestral" in Scottish Gaelic, possibly a name for someone who lived or worked in an open field.
Machuca American (Hispanic, Hispanicized, Modern, Rare)
in Spanish and Portuguese Machuca means "to squash" or "to crush." it is a Hispanic surname
Maciejewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Maciejowa, Maciejów or Maciejowice, all derived from the given name Maciej.
MacInnis Scottish Gaelic
From Scottish Gaelic MacAonghais meaning "Son of Angus".
Macisaac Scottish, Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
From Gaelic MacÌosaig meaning "son of Ìosag". Ìosag is the Scottish form of Isaac.
Maciupa Polish (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian/Polish (Historically Galicia/Western Ukraine/Austro-Hungary); although it is often seen spelt this Anglicized way; due to the changing land-borders and occupation of land throughout history, it has been spelt with a slightly different transliteration pronunciation in Cyrillic (phonetic sound in Cyrillic is 'ts' as opposed to 'ch').
Mack Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus)... [more]
Macken Various
From the surname of Jim Macken, Trancy's real name.
Mackey Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
Mackillop Scottish
Derives from Gaelic MacFhilib, meaning 'Son of Filib'.
Mackin Dutch
Pet form of Macco.
Mackinaw Irish
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
Mackintosh Scottish
The Mackintosh can is a Scottish clan from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The chiefs of the clan are the Mackintoshes of Mackintosh. Another branch of the clan, the Mackintoshes of Mackintosh-Torcastle, are the chiefs of Clan Chattan, a historic confederation of clans.
Macklin English, Scottish
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to MacLean.
Maclabhrainn Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of McLaren & thus a Scottish form of Larson.
Maclehose Scots
Derived from the Gaelic Mac Gille Thamhais, meaning 'son of the gillie of Tammas', Tammas being the Scots form of Thomas.
Maclennan Scottish
Anglicized version of Scottish Gaelic Macgillefhinnein
Macliaigh Celtic, Manx
Means "son of the leech".
Maclysaght Irish
Anglicized from Mac Giolla Iasachta. Edward MacLysaght was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland.
Mac Maicín Irish
Means "son of MAICÍN".
Mac Maoláin Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Mcmillan.
Mac Meanman Irish
Means "son of Meanma"
MacMhìcheil Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacMichael.
MacMichael Scottish
Means "son of Michael".
Macmillan Scottish, English
A Scottish family name. The origin of the name is said to derive from the origin of the Scottish Clan MacMillan. The progenitor of the Clan was said to be Airbertach, Hebridean prince of the old royal house of Moray... [more]
Macmuircheartaich Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "Muircheartach’s son".
Mac Muireadhaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Muireadhach"
Mac Murchadha Irish
Means "descendant of Murchadha"
MacNamara Irish
Variant spelling of McNamara.
Mac Naught Ancient Celtic
The origin is celtic / irish and the meaning is "Son of nobody"
Macnelly Northern Irish, Scottish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: variant of Mcneely.
Macnicol Scottish
A Scottish surname meaning "Son of the conquering people"
Macon French, German
French: See Maçon. An occupational name for a mason, French maçon. Habitational name from places so called in Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Aube, the Côte d’Or, Gers, and Deux-Sères... [more]
Maconochie Scottish
The surname of Alexander Maconochie, a Scottish naval officer, geographer, and penal reformer.
Macorig Italian
An italian surname that in fact comes from slovene minority near Udine, it should be written Macoric'... [more]
Mac Phaayl Manx
Means "son of Paayl" in Manx Gaelic, Paayl being the Manx form of Paul.... [more]
Mac Pháidín Irish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) Patrick.
Mac Phàil Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Pàl".... [more]
Mac Phóil Irish
Means "son of Pól".... [more]
Macquayle Manx
Meaning, "son of Paul."
Mac Raith Irish
Means "descendant of Rath"
Mac Raonuill Irish
Means "son of Raonull"
Macritchie Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Patronymic surname of Scottish origin meaning « son of Ritchie », a diminutive of Richard.
Macro Italian
Possibly a variant of Magro.
MacRoibin Scottish
Means "son of Robin"
MacRoy Scots
The ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name MacRoy is a nickname for a person with red hair. MacRoy is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress... [more]
Mac Seáin Irish
Irish form of Johnson.
Mac Séamais Irish
Irish form of Jamison.
MacShanley Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Seanlaoich. Seanlaoich comes from Gaelic "the old hero."
Mac Suibhne Irish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of Suibhne" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
Mactavish Scottish
Scottish surname from the elements "Mac" ("son of") and "Tavish" (Scottish form of "Thomas").
Mac Thighearnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Tighearnán"
Mac Uighilín Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Hugelin". the surname was allegedly adopted by the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family that had conquered an area of north Antrim, a county in Northern Ireland... [more]
MacVeigh Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McVeigh.
MacWhorter Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form the surname of the Gaelic 'Mac Chruiteir', meaning 'player of the crwth', a string instrument primarily used in Celtic music. A famous bearer of this surname is the American clergyman, Alexander MacWhorter.
Madal Estonian
Madal is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying" and "shoal".
Madalvee Estonian
Madalvee is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying water".
Madanat Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
Madanpotra Indian (Rare), Sindhi (Rare), Punjabi (Rare)
Surname of the Arora caste of the Punjab and Sindh.
Mađar Croatian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
Madarame Japanese
From Japanese 斑 (madara) meaning "speckled, spot, blemish" and 目 (me) meaning "eye"
Madariaga Basque
Basque: habitational name from any of various places in Gipuzkoa named Madariaga, from Basque madari ‘pear tree’ + -aga ‘place’.
Madatyan Armenian
Means "son of Madat".
Madbouli Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
Madbouly Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian surname of unknown meaning.
Maddaloni Italian
It should came from the toponym Maddaloni (Campany, South Italy) which name originates from the Arabic term "magdhal" meaning fortress, stronghold. The last name Maddaloni is typical of the area that includes the provinces of Naples, Caserta and Benevento.
Maddigan Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from Ancient Gaelic O'Madain meaning 'The descendant of the son of the hound'.
Maddocks Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Maddux Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Made Estonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
Madeiras Portuguese
Came from the Portuguese Madeira word "wood" or "timber". perhaps the portuguese version of the surname Woods or someone who's from the Portuguese island Madeira
Madej Polish
Either a short form of the given name Amadeusz or a variant of Matej.
Madeley English
English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Madera Spanish
describing someone who lived or worked in a forest. the word Madera means "wood" in Spanish. Spanish meaning of surname Wood
Madera Polish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
Madhubuti Swahili
A notable bearer is Haki R. Madhubuti, a writer.
Madiga Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
Madina Various
Meaning unknown.
Madkins English
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name Madde.