Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Mor Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Mor, means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
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 Various
Either means "down" (like "down the river" or "down the mountain") in Hebrew. And a variant of the names Murad and Mourad in Arabic.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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]
Morikita Japanese (Rare)
森 (Mori) means "Forest" and 北 (Kita) means "North". Hiroshi Morikita is the president and foreign rights man of Morikita Publishing.
Morimura Japanese (Rare)
From Kanji "森" (Mori) meaning "Forest" and "村" (Mura) meaning "Village".
Morinaka Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
Moríñigo Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Morio Japanese
"Forest tail."
Morisaki Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Moriuchi Japanese
森 (Mori) means "Forest" and 内 (Uchi) means "Inside".
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."
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.
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]
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).
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.
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".
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.
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]
Most Polish, Jewish
Topographic name from Slavic most meaning "bridge", or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
Mostafa Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Mustafa.
Mostafavi Persian
From the given name Mostafa.
Mostefaï Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mostefa (chiefly Algerian).
Mostefaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Mustafa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Mota American
Surname of YouTuber and Dancing with the Stars competitor Bethany Mota.
Mota Spanish, Portuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold.
Moteki Japanese
From the Japanese 茂 (mote) "overgrown," "to grow thick" and 木 (ki, moku or boku) "tree."
Motel French
Topographic name from a derivative of Old French motte ‘fortified stronghold’.
Mothersbaugh English
Anglicized form of Muttersbach.
Motherwell Scottish
Means "person from Motherwell", North Lanarkshire ("Our Lady's well"). American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was a known bearer.
Motion Scottish
A Scottish name of uncertain origin. British poet Andrew Motion (1952-) is a known bearer.
Motley English
This surname may come from a nickname for someone wearing parti-coloured clothes (from Anglo-French motteley, which may come from Old English mot meaning "speck").
Motohashi Japanese
This is literally Hashimoto backwards, although this is less common in Japan. This means "Origin Bridge" in Japanese. A notable bearer with the surname is Akiyasu Motohashi... [more]
Motome Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 求, 元目 or 求馬 with 求 (kyuu, gu, moto.meru) meaning "demand, request, require, want, wish for", 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin", 目 (boku, moku, ma, me, -me) meaning "care, class, experience, eye, favour, insight, look" and 馬 (ba, uma, uma-, ma, me) meaning "horse."... [more]
Motoyama Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "本" meaning "Book", and "山" meaning "Mountain".
Motozawa Japanese
From the Japanese 本 (moto) "base" or 元 (moto) "original" and 沢 or 澤 (zawa or sawa) "swamp."
Mott English
The surname Mott was first found in Essex, where the family held a family seat from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Moate (Irish: An Móta) is a town in County Westmeath, Ireland... [more]
Mõttus Estonian
Mõttus is an Estonian name derived from "Mõtus", meaning "grouse".
Motz German
Meaning "dirty" or "grubby".
Mou Chinese
From Chinese 牟 (móu) referring to the ancient state of Mou that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 BC).
Moujahid Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic مُجَاهِد (mujāhid) meaning "one who is labouring, one who is in distress", also used to refer to a member of a liberation army in Muslim countries (chiefly Moroccan).
Mouloud Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mouloud.
Mouloudi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mouloud.
Moulton English
Derived from various places with the same name, for example in the English counties of Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as "Mula’s settlement", derived from the Old English given name or byname Mula meaning "mule" and tun meaning "enclosure, settlement", but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept... [more]
Mount English
Mount is often used as part of the name of specific mountains.
Mountain English
Topographic name from Old French montagne "mountain" (see Montagne).
Mountjoy English
Habitational surname for a person from Montjoie in La Manche, France, named with Old French mont "hill", "mountain" + joie "joy".
Mountstuart English
Possibly derived from the mountain in the Cascade Range, in the state of Washington, United States.
Moura Portuguese
Derived from the Portuguese word "Mouro", which refers to an individual from the Moor people. This is the feminine form of the word, often used in legends of enchanted moor women, which very common in Portugal... [more]
Mousa Arabic
From the given name Musa.
Mousall English
The surname Mousall was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Mousavi Persian
From the given name Musa.
Mousel German (Austrian, Anglicized), English
Anglicisation of the German Mäusl, from the German word maus - "mouse" combined with a diminutive suffix, literally meaning "little mouse"... [more]
Moussaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Musa.
Moustafa Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Mustafa.
Mouton French
Original French cognitive of Mutton.
Mowat Scottish
From medieval female given name, Mohaut, a variant of Maud.
Mowbray English
Ultimately from the name of a place in Normandy meaning "mud hill" in Old French.
Mowers Scottish, English
English: variant of Mower
Moxley English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish
From the name of a minor place in the West Midlands.
Moxon English
Means "son of Magge", a pet-form of Margaret, a female personal name which came into English via French from Late Latin Margarita, literally "pearl".
Moya Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations called Moya.
Moyano Spanish
Habitational name for someone from Moya, from an adjectival form of the place name.
Moyes English
From the medieval personal name Moise, a vernacular variant of Moses (the biblical name of the Hebrew prophet who led the Children of Israel out of captivity).
Moyle Cornish, Welsh
Cornish and Welsh: descriptive nickname meaning ‘bald’, from Cornish moyl, Welsh moel.
Moyo Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mozart German
The surname was first recorded in the 14th century as Mozahrt, and later as Motzhardt in Germany. It is a compound word, the first part of which is Middle High German mos, also spelt mosz, and meaning “bog, marsh” in southern dialects (compare modern German Moos)... [more]
Mráz Czech
Mráz means "frost".
Mrázek Czech
Means "little frost".
Mridhani Persian
People from Mridhan, Gilan Province, North Iran, Iran
Mroczkowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Mroczkowa, Mroczków or Mroczkowice, all derived from Polish mroczek meaning "house bat".
Mróz Polish
From a nickname for a white-haired man or alternatively for one of an icy and unsociable disposition, from Polish mróz "frost". Also can be from a short form of the personal name Ambroży
Mroziński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Mrozy.
Mrozowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Mrozowo in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or from any of several places called Mrozy.
Mrtvá Czech
Means "Dead".
Mrtvý Czech, Slovak
Mrtvý means "Dead".
Mu Chinese
Chinese : in the state of Song during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) there existed a leader who was posthumously given the name of the duke of Mu. His descendants adopted Mu as their surname... [more]
Mu Hui Chinese
From the Arabic name Muhammad.
Mubarak Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "lucky, blessed".
Mucciarone Italian
From an augmentative form of the dimunitive suffix -muccio short form of pet names ending in -muccio such as Anselmuccio or Giacomuccio.
Muccio Italian
Short form of pet names ending in -muccio such as Anselmuccio or Giacomuccio.
Mucenieks Latvian
Means "cooper".
Mucha Polish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
Muchnik Russian, Jewish
Jewish name, from the Russian, meaning "flour merchant".
Mudaliar Tamil
"Mudaliar" is a combination of a Tamil word "Mudali" which means "First" and "yar" which is an honorific suffix. So the surname means "First People" or "Elite People" in Tamil.
Mudd English
Either (i) "person who lives in a muddy area"; (ii) from the medieval female personal name Mudd, a variant of Maud (variously Mahalt, Mauld, Malt, vernacular versions of Anglo-Norman Matilda); or (iii) from the Old English personal name Mōd or Mōda, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with mōd "courage".
Mudge English
A location surname for someone who lives or dwells near the swamps. A famous bearer of this surname is Angela Mudge, a champion fell runner and trail runner from Scotland.
Mudgett English
Derived from a pet form of Mudge.
Mudie English
Possibly from Old English 'modig', meaning "brave", or "reckless".
Mudry Slavic
Meaning "wise".
Mudzuri Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mufaro Shona
Mufaro means "Joy, happiness". It is a name of rejoicing
Muffet English
Variant of Moffat.
Muffett Scottish
A different form of Moffatt. 'Little Miss Muffett' is a traditional nursery rhyme: Little Miss Muffett / Sat on a tuffet, / Eating her curds and whey; / There came a big spider, / Who sat down beside her / And frightened Miss Muffet away. It has been speculated that 'Miss Muffett' is Patience Muffet, the daughter of the physician and entomologist Dr Thomas Muffet (1553-1604).
Mugamäe Estonian
Mugamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "comfortable hill/mountain".
Muggah Scottish
From the Gaelic word mùgach meaning "surly"
Múgica Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Muxika.