Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Mizunokoji Popular Culture
I'm not sure if thIs an actual Japanese last name, all I know is that this written in an irregular way for the fictional characters Asuka and Tabimaro from Urusei Yatsura . Mizu means "Water", No is a possessive particle, Ko means "Small", and Ji means "Road"... [more]
Mizusaki Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Mizusawa Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Mizuta Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Mizutama Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" combined with 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Mizuya Japanese
Variation of Mizutani.
Mješicy Sorbian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
Mkerref Berber (Modern, Rare)
Mkerref originated from the 1950s in Tangier, Morocco. The surname is rare and its holders have riffian (amazigh) roots, known as the Temsamanis originally. ... [more]
Mkhitaryan Armenian
Means "son of Mkhitar".
Mkrtchian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Mkrtchyan.
Mkrtchyan Armenian
Means "son of Mkrtich".
Mladenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Mladen".
Mladenovska Macedonian
Feminine transcription of Macedonian Младеновски (see Mladenovski).
Mladić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from mlad/a (млад/а), meaning "young".
Mlinarić Croatian
Means "son of a miller".
Młodychowiak Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
Mo Chinese
According to a study of Mu Ying's Name record, the surname came to be when descendants of the antediluvian ruler Zhuanxu abbreviated the name of his city, Moyangcheng (莫陽城; in modern-day Pingxiang County, Hebei) and took it as their surname... [more]
Moan Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
Moana Maori
From the given name Moana.
Moat Scottish
Habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications. In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.
Moats English
Variant of Moat.
Moberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
Moberley English
English habitational name from Mobberley in Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘clearing with a fortified site where assemblies are held’, from (ge)mot ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ + burh ‘enclosure’, ‘fortification’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
Möbius German
Patronymic surname derived from the given name Bartholomäus, the German form of Bartholomew.
Mobley English
English reduced form of Moberley.
Möbus German
Variant of Möbius.
Mochan Scottish, English, Irish
From the given name Mochan.
Mockford English
Mockford comes from "Mocca's ford", with Mocca being an Old English name of uncertain origin. An alternative theory is that it comes from "Motholfr's ford" from the Old Norse meaning "renown-wolf". Either way, Mockford was once a place in Sussex, near Rottingdean, and it is from there that most branches of the name originate.
Moclin Spanish
A town positioned outside of Granada and Toledo Spain, its current occupants number in the thousands. But, 700’s this town was positioned in a mist of sprawling Moorish control. And, for the next 800 years, it was the epic center of Europe’s culture and medicine... [more]
Modaffari Italian
Nickname from Arabic muzaffar "victorious".
Modderman Dutch
Derived from Middle Dutch modder "mud", this name used to denote a dustman, a garbage man.
Modén Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of Modig.
Modena Italian, Judeo-Italian
Italian and Jewish (from Italy) habitational name from the city of Modena in Emilia-Romagna.
Modi Indian
Modi was borne by Gujarati and Parsi people. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.
Modig Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
Modigliani Italian
Used by Sepharditic Jews, this surname comes from the Italian town of Modigliana, in Romagna. Famous bearers of this surname include painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) and Nobel Prize in Economics recipient Franco Modigliani (1918–2003).
Modin Swedish
Variant of Modén.
Modrić Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
Modzelewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Modzel or Modzele, both derived from Polish modzel meaning "callus".
Moffatt Scottish
Means "person from Moffatt", Dumfries and Galloway ("long plain").
Mogasen German
meaning unknown
Mogren Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and gren "branch".
Mohač Croatian
Croatian form of Mohácsi.
Mohácsi Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from Mohács, a city in Hungary.
Mohammadi Persian
From the given name Mohammad.
Mohammadinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
Mohammadpour Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
Mohammadpourkarkaragh Persian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
Mohammadzadeh Persian
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Mohammadzai Pashto
Means "son of Muhammad" in Pashto.
Mohammedi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mohammed (chiefly Algerian).
Mohanty Indian, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large".
Mohler German, English
The Mohler surname is derived from the Low German word möhl which means mill. Thus the name originally denoted someone who live or worked near a mill. Variant of Müller.
Mohlin Swedish
Variant of Molin.
Mohorko Slovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
Mohr German
From a short form of an old personal name, Morhart (see Morath).
Mohrbacher German
Likely arose as a name for those living near Morbach, Germany
Mohrenschildt German
From the surname Mohren and scilt "shield"
Mohsen Arabic
From the given name Muhsin.
Mohseni Persian
From the given name Mohsen.
Mohsin Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Muhsin.
Moilanen Finnish
Meaning uncertain, features the nen suffix commonly found in surnames of Savo-Karelian origin.
Moine French
Derived from French moine "monk" (compare Monk).
Mõis Estonian
Mõis is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mõisa Estonian
Mõisa is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mõisaäär Estonian
Mõisaäär is an Estonian surname meaning "manor edge/periphery".
Moïse French
From the given name Moïse.
Moiseyev Russian
Means "son of Moisey".
Moiseyeva Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Моисеев (see Moiseyev).
Moisuc Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Mok Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mo.
Mokh Russian
Derived from Russian мох (mokh) meaning "moss".
Mokhtar Arabic
From the given name Mukhtar.
Mokrani Berber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Either from the given name Mokrane or derived from El Mokrani, a town in Algeria.
Mokri Persian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
Mol Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Mol in the Antwerp province, Belgium.
Molaison American
Unexplained meaning.
Molchan Russian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
Mölder Estonian
Mölder is an Estonian surname meaning "miller".
Moldovsky Russian
One who came from Moldova.
Mole English
Mole is (in some but not all cases) the English form of the German Möhl meaning mill.
Molenaar Dutch
Derived from Dutch molenaar "miller".
Moleski Polish
A variation of Molski, originated from the many places in Poland called "Mole".
Molin Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -in.
Molinaro Italian
Occupational name for a miller, derived from Italian mulino meaning "mill".
Molinarolo Italian
Probably from a person's occupation, with molino/mulino meaning "mill" in Italian. The second part may come from rullo, meaning "a roller" or "I roll."
Molitvenik Ukrainian (Ukrainianized, Rare)
The meaning is "prayer warrior" or "someone who prays"
Molla Bengali
Means "mullah (an Islamic religious scholar)" in Bengali, ultimately from from Persian ملا (molla).
Mollison English, Scottish
Derived from the female given name Molly, wich is diminutive of Mary.
Molnar Dutch
Variant of Molenaar.
Molone Irish
Variant of Malone.
Molotov Russian
From Russian молот (molot) meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.
Molotova Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Молотов (see Molotov).
Molten English
The surname Molten refers to one who melts lead.
Molyneux French
Possibly a habitational name from Moulineux, meaning "mill of the waters", or derives from the Old French name De Molines or De Moulins, meaning "mill". The surname has been linked to a large French family that settled in Lancashire from France.
Mombeshora Shona
Meaning unknown.
Momoi Japanese
From Japanese 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Momomiya Popular Culture
Surname of several characters from the anime series 'Tokyo Mew Mew'.
Momonoe Japanese (Rare)
Combination of 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" and 枝 (e), shortened from eda meaning "branch, bough," sandwiched by the genitive particle の (no) which is not shown in this instance.... [more]
Momose Japanese
From Japanese 百 (momo) meaning "hundred" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Momota Japanese
momota means "a hundred rice fields". the kanji used are 百(momo) meaning " hundred" and 田(ta) meaning "rice field".
Momozaki Japanese
From Japanese 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" combined with 崎 (zaki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Mon Japanese
Mon means "Gate".
Monaco Italian
Nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Italian monaco "monk" (from Greek monachos "monk", "solitary").
Monarch English
Origin unidentified. Perhaps a translation of French Monarque, Monarc, a nickname for a high-handed or haughty person, from Old French monarque 'monarch'.
Moncayo Aragonese
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain massif.
Mönch German
Derived from German Mönch "monk" (ultimately via Middle High German münch and Old High German munih from Latin monicus. Compare Monk).
Monckton English
Possibly meaning "estate of monks"
Moncrief Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from Moncreiff Hill near Perth, so called from Gaelic monadh ‘hill’ + craoibhe, genitive of craobh ‘tree’.
Moncrieffe Scottish
Clan Moncreiffe is a Scottish clan. The name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic Monadh croibhe which means "Hill of the sacred bough". The plant badge of Clan Moncreiffe is the oak, this presumably comes from the sacred tree.... [more]
Mondal Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Bengali and Assamese form of Mandal.
Mondithoka Telugu (Modern)
they are honest people and having helping nature. at history one person has bull cart some time it was went into dig then all people was trying and trying for lift the cart. but no use from those,after that people were shouting as a bigger like come on 'mondithoka' this word not surname of farmer his bull has short tail... [more]
Mondragón Spanish
From the name of a town in Basque County, Spain, which is derived from Latin mons draconis meaning "dragon mountain".
Mondragon Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Mondragón chiefly used in America and the Philippines.
Moneer Arabic
From the given name Munir
Moneta Italian
Possibly originating from a nickname given to those who lived near a temple dedicated to Juno Moneta. A famous bearer of this surname is Nobel Prize for Peace recipient Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833–1918).
Moneymaker English (American)
Translated form of German Geldmacher or Geldschläger, occupational names for a coiner.
Moneypenny English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a rich person or a miser. A fictional bearer is Miss Moneypenny, secretary to M (the head of MI6) in the James Bond novels of Ian Fleming and in the films based on them.
Monge French
Southern French variant of Moine.
Monge French
Truncated form of Demonge, a regional variant of the given name Dominique (compare Dimanche).
Monger English
Name for a retail trader or a stallholder in a market, Middle English monger, manger.
Mongush Tuvan
Theorised to be derived from Tuvan moon meaning "cohesive, powerful" combined with kush "force". It is also believed to have been Mongolified and Turkified during the reign of Chinggis Khan in the 13th century.
Monique French
A notable bearer is Kylie Monique, a singer.
Monir Arabic
From the given name Munir
Moniz Portuguese
From the medieval Portuguese first name Muhno.... [more]
Monnier French
It means Miller, someone operating a mill; from "meunier" or "mounier" in Old French.
Monoma Japanese
From Japanese 物 (mono) meaning "object" and 間 (ma) meaning "gap" or 物間 (monoma) meaning "among things"
Monsch German (Swiss)
Alemannic variant of Mönch.
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.
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.
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.
Monteblanco French, Spanish
Originally from France "Mont Blanc" but translated when arrived in Spain.
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 portrayed the character Finn Hudson on the American television series Glee (2009-2015).
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.
Montes Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "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.
Montisci Italian
Originated in Sardinia, Italy in the 17th century given to fishermen
Montiverdi Italian
Green 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".