Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Mukherjee Bengali
Variant of Mukhopadhyay. A notable bearer was Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020), the 13th president of India.
Mukhin Russian
From Russian муха (mukha) meaning "fly".
Mukhopadhyay Bengali
From Sanskrit मुख्य (mukhya) meaning "chief" and उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
Mukhtar Arabic
From the given name Mukhtar.
Mukushina Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 無垢 (muku) meaning "spiritual purity; freedom from desire or aversion" and 品 (shina), a clipping of 九品 (kokonoshina) meaning "the 9 Stages in Life (in Buddhism)".
Mul Khmer
Means "origin" in Khmer.
Mulberry English
From the name of the fruit.
Mulcaster English (Modern)
The surname Mulcaster was first found in Cumberland where they trace their lineage back to the place name Muncaster, home of Muncaster Castle, a privately owned castle overlooking the Esk river, near the west-coastal town of Ravenglass in Cumbria which dates back at least 800 years. 
Mulchandani Hindi
Means “descendant of Mulchand”.
Muld Estonian
Muld is an Estonian surname meaning "soil" or "dirt".
Muldoon Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoldúin "descendant of Maoldún", a personal name meaning literally "chief fortress".
Mulè Italian
From Arabic مولى (mawlan) "guide, chief, lord, master".
Mulfall Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of Maolfábhail".
Mulholland Irish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maolchalann "descendant of Maolchalann".
Mulkerin Irish
The Irish surname Mulkerin is an anglicied rendering of the Gaelic surname O'Maoilchiarain which means ,literally, "descendant of a follower of Saint Ciaran", the Irish saint who founded the great monastery at Clonmacnois... [more]
Mull Scottish
Scottish, Irish, or English: Probably comes from the Scots language, as the Scots word for "headland" or comes from the geographical term, which is an Anglicization of the Gaelic Maol, a term for a rounded hill, summit, or mountain bare of trees... [more]
Mullarkey Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoilearca "descendent of the follower of (St) Earc", a personal name meaning literally either "speckled one" or "salmon".
Mullee Irish
Possible variant of Malley or Molloy
Mullens Flemish
A name referring to someone who lived at or by a mill.
Müllerleile German
Derived from Middle High German mülnære, müller meaning "miller" (see Müller), and the German given names Lawlin, Lauwelin and Lawelin, medieval diminutives of Nikolaus.
Mullery Irish (Rare)
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire "descendant of Maolmhuire", a personal name meaning literally "servant of (the Virgin) Mary".
Mullick Indian, Bengali
Bengali variant of Malick.
Mullin Irish
From O'maelin
Mullinix French
A locational name "of de Moloneaux" probably from the noble family who trace their descent from William the Conqueror, from Molineaux-sur-Seine, near Rouen. The name came to England during the wake of the Norman Conquest... [more]
Mullis English
As either Mulles and Mullis, the surname first found in Parish Registers in Cornwall Co. by 1548 in Michaelstow. Manorial tenement rolls trace that particular family to 1483. Between 1337 and 1453 random tenants were recorded between Tintagel and Altarnun as Molys and Mollys... [more]
Mulvaney Irish
From Ó Maoilmheana meaning "descendant of Maoilmhaena."
Mulvey Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhiadhaigh "descendant of Maoilmhiadhach", a personal name meaning "honorable chief".
Mulvihill Irish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhichíl meaning "descendant of Maoilmhichil", Maoilmhichil being a personal name meaning "devotee of (Saint) Michael", referring to the archangel.
Mumford English (?)
No available.
Mumin Arabic
Derived from the given name Mumin.
Muminović Bosnian
Means "son of Mumin".
Mumphery English
Variant spelling of Mumphrey.
Mumphrey English
Variant spelling of the surname Humphrey.
Mumtaz Urdu
Derived from the given name Mumtaz.
Mumuza Dungan
From the first part of the given name Muhammad and Chinese 娃子 (wázi), a dialectal term meaning "(small) child".
Munagi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 鰻 (see Unagi 1 or Unagi 3).
Munakata Japanese
From Japanese 宗 (mune) meaning "religion, doctrine, creed" and 像 (kata) meaning "figure, image, form".
Munari Italian
From Venetian munaro "miller".
Munasingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala මුණසිංහ (see Munasinghe).
Munasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sinhala මුහුණ (muhuna) meaning "face, visage" combined with Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Munawar Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Munawar.
Münch German
Variant of Mönch.
Munch Danish, French, Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Münch or Munk, both meaning "monk". A notable bearer was Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose best known work is 'The Scream'.
Mundaca Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Mundaka.
Mundaka Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Munden English
From the name of a parish in Hertfordshire, England.
Muñecas Spanish
It literally means "dolls" or "wrists".
Muneer Arabic
From the given name Munir
Munekawa Japanese
宗 (Mune) means "Origin, Religion, Sect" and 川 (Kawa) means "Stream, River".
Munenobu Japanese (Rare)
From the given name 宗信 or 宗延 (see Munenobu 2).
Munesinghe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala මුණසිංහ (see Munasinghe).
Munevar Colombian
I actually don't know its orgin, just the meaning and that I have it.... [more]
Mung Chin
From a part of a Chin masculine compound personal name of unexplained meaning.
Mungaray Apache, Spanish (Mexican)
Very rare Apache name give to the Apache still in Mexico. We are decents of victorio and the local spa is/ Mexicans gave us this name that we still carry today.
Munger English
Variant of Monger.
Mungia Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Munguía Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Mungia.
Munhoz Portuguese
Portuguese form of Muñoz.
Munich German
From the lower German word for monk, most likely first used as a surname for a former member of a monastery.
Munir Arabic
From the given name Munir
Munisi Eastern African
Found in Tanzania.
Muñiz Spanish
Variant of Muñoz.
Munkdahl Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from the name of the municipality and locality Munkedal in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. If that's the case, then the first element is Swedish munk "monk" and the second element is dal "valley"... [more]
Munn Scottish, English
Variant form of McMunn. In English, it is a nickname or an occupational name for a person who worked for monks, derived from Anglo-Norman French moun meaning "monk" (see Monk).
Munsch Alsatian
Alsatian variant of Monge and Münch.
Munshi Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Persian منشی (monshi) meaning "secretary, teacher, writer", ultimately of Arabic origin.
Münster German, Dutch
habitational name from any of the places called Münster (in Germany) or Munster derived from Latin monasterium "monastery" or a topographic name for someone living near a monastery.
Münt Estonian
Münt is an Estonian surname meaning "coin".
Munua Medieval Spanish (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is Son of Muno.
Mura Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet".
Murad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Murad.
Murahama Japanese
Mura means "hamlet, village" and hama means "seashore, veach".
Murahashi Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet" and hashi means "bridge".
Murahayashi Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet" and hayashi means "forest, grove".
Murai Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Muraiwa Japanese (Rare)
Mura means "town, hamlet" and iwa means "stone".
Muraji Japanese
Mura can mean "village, hamlet" or "town", and ji can mean "road" or "ground".
Murakami Japanese
From the Japanese 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village" and 上 (kami, kan or ue) "upper," "above," 神 (kami, kan or shin) "god" or 守 (kami or mori) "guard," "protect," "defend."
Murakami Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 上 (kami) meaning "start, high place, top".
Murakawa Japanese
Mura means "village" and kawa means "river".
Muraki Japanese
Mura means "hamlet, village" and ki means "tree, wood".
Muraki Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Murakita Japanese
From 村 (mura) meaning "village, hamlet" and 北 (kita) meaning "north".
Murako Japanese (Rare)
Mura means "village, hamlet" and ko means "child, sign of the rat".
Muramatsu Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Muramori Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet" and mori means "forest".
Muramoto Japanese
Mura means "village" and moto means "origin".
Muranaka Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "village" combined with 中 (naka) meaning "inside, middle".
Murano Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet" and no means "wilderness, plain, field."
Murao Japanese
From 村 (mura) meaning "village, hamlet" and 尾 (o) meaning "tail".
Muraoka Japanese
From 村 (mura) meaning "village, hamlet" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Murase Japanese
"Mura" (村) meaning village, and "se" (瀬) meaning rapids or fast moving water
Murase Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Murashima Japanese
Shima means "island" and mura means "hamlet, village".
Murata Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Muratagi Japanese
From Japanese "村" (mura) meaning village, "田" (ta) rice field and "義" (gi) meaning righteousness
Murataj Albanian
Means "descendant of Murat" in Albanian.
Murati Albanian
Derived from the given name Murat.
Muravez Hungarian
Most likely a corruption of the surname Moravec.
Muravyov Russian
Means 'son of Ant'.
Murav'yov Amursky Russian (Rare)
Combination of surname Murav'yov and Amursky. The famous bearer of this surname is Nikolay Myravy'ov Amursky, who played a major role in the expansion of the Russian Empire into the Amur River basin and to the shores of the Sea of Japan.
Murawski Polish
Name for someone from placed called Murawa or Murawy, both derived from Polish murawa meaning "lawn, green, sward".
Murayama Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Murayoshi Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet" or "town" and yoshi means "good luck".
Murchison English (American)
May be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Mhurchaidh" meaning "Son of Sea Warrior"
Murcia Spanish
Habitational name from the city Murcia.
Murd Estonian
Murd is an Estonian surname meaning "break" and "fracture".
Murdick Scottish
Most likely a derivative of Murdock, or Murdoch. Historical documentation, as late as the mid-1800's refer to my ancestors as Murdock, but can also reference the surname of Murdick - even, on occasion, in the same document... [more]
Murdmaa Estonian
Murdmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "off-road" (literally, "fraction(al) land").
Murdvee Estonian
Murdvee is an Estonian surname meaning "break water".
Murel Estonian
Murel is an Estonian surname meaning "heart cherry".
Mureșan Romanian
Originally denoted a person from Mureș County in Romania.
Murganović Vlach
Means "son of Murgan".
Murillo Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Murillo, so named from a diminutive of Spanish muro meaning "wall".
Mürk Estonian
Mürk is an Estonian surname meaning "poison" and "venom".
Murkerson English (American)
May be related to the surname Murchison
Murkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Murkowo.
Murland Irish
Murland is an Irish surname, which according to MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland is MacMurghalain in Gaelic, ultimately deriving from words meaning "sea" and "valor".
Mūrnieks Latvian
Means "mason".
Muro Japanese
Muro means "room".
Murodov Tajik, Uzbek
Means "son of Murad".
Muroi Japanese
From Japanese 室 (muro) meaning "room" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Muroya Japanese
From Japanese 室 (muro) meaning "room" and 屋 (ya) meaning "shop".
Murphey Irish
Variant of Murphy
Murrah Scottish Gaelic
This Irish surname of MURRAH is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac MURCHADHA, from the personal name MURCHADHA, composed of the elements MUIR (sea) + CADH (warrior).
Murre Estonian
Murre is an Estonian surname meaning "dialect".
Murrey English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Murray.
Murrow Irish, Scottish
Variant of Morrow. A famous bearer of the surname was Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), US radio and television journalist.
Murshed Bengali
Derived from the given name Murshed.
Murtagh Irish
Anglicized form of Muirchertach or Muiredach.
Murtaza Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Murtada.
Murtazaliev Avar, Chechen
From a combination of the given names Murtaza and Ali 1.
Murtha Irish
Variant of Murtagh.
Murthy Indian
This surname means manifestation, image.
Murtov Georgian
Means "son of Murtaz".
Muru Estonian
Muru is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn".
Murumaa Estonian
Murumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn/sod land".
Murutalu Estonian
Mututalu is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn farm/farmstead".
Murvai Romanian
Probably they originate from Murva (Transilvania-Siklód http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikl%C3%B3d).
Musa Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Musa.
Musaeva Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Lezgin, Kumyk
Feminine transcription of Kyrgyz/Chechen/Avar/Dargin/Lezgin/Kumyk Мусаева and Kazakh Мұсаева (see Musaev).
Musaj Albanian
Means "descendant of Musa" in Albanian.
Musalam Arabic
Alternate transcription of Musallam.
Musallam Arabic
From the given name Musallam.
Musayev Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Lezgin, Kumyk
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz/Chechen/Avar/Dargin/Lezgin/Kumyk Мусаев and Kazakh Мұсаев (see Musaev).
Musayeva Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Lezgin, Kumyk
Feminine transcription of Kyrgyz/Chechen/Avar/Dargin/Lezgin/Kumyk Мусаева and Kazakh Мұсаева (see Musayev).
Müsch German
Either a habitational name from a place named Müsch in Germany, or a topographic name meaning "bog", perhaps given to someone living near a bog.
Musch Dutch, German
From a nickname meaning "house sparrow".
Musco Italian
From Sicilian muscu "moss".
Muscott English
A surname for someone from Muscott.
Mushakoji Japanese
Variant transcription of Mushakouji.
Mushakouji Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning "military", 者 (sha) meaning "person", 小 (kou) meaning "small" and 路 (ji) meaning "street".
Mushanokoji Japanese
Variant transcription of Mushanokouji.
Mushanokouji Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning "military", 者 (sha) meaning "person", an unwritten possessive marker の (no), 小 (kou) meaning "small" and 路 (ji) meaning "street".
Musharraf Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
Mushinski Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Moshny, in Ukraine.
Mushket Russian, Ukrainian
Means "musket, matchlock" from Russian "mušket" - maybe a nickname of some bandit.
Mushohwe Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mushtaq Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Mushtaq.
Music English
Anglicized form of Mušič and Musić.
Musić Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Patronymic from the personal name Musa, a pet form of the Biblical name Mojsije.
Musick Polish
This Polish and Czech surname was a name of two-fold origin. It was a name given to a peasant or vassal and was also a nickname from the Polish word 'musiec' meaning 'must'. It appears that the name derived from someone who had to take orders, perhaps from an overseer or lord of the manor.
Musin Tatar, Bashkir, Russian, Kazakh
From the given name Musa.
Musk English
Perhaps a variant of Dutch Musch.
Muskow French (Archaic)
French Variant of Moscow.
Musleh Arabic
Derived from the given name Muslih.
Muslim Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
Muslimov Russian, Muslim
Means "son of Muslim".
Mussey English
Nickname from Middle English mūs ‘mouse’ + ēage ‘eye’.
Musso Italian
Nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the mouth.
Must Estonian
Estonian surname meaning "black".
Mustafa Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mustafa.
Mustafaj Albanian
Means "descendant of Mustafa" in Albanian.
Mustafayev Azerbaijani
Means “son of Mustafa”.
Mustafi Albanian, German (Rare)
Means "the chosen one"
Mustafić Bosnian
Means "son of Mustafa".
Mustafin Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Mustafa.
Mustaine English
meaning unknown. though we all no singer/guitarist for the metal band megadeth. Dave Mustaine!
Mustanen Finnish
It derives from the Finnish word for the colour "black", musta.
Mustin English
Origin uncertain, possibly a variant of Muston or Musto.
Mustkivi Estonian
Mustkivi is an Estonian surname meaning "black stone".
Mustmaa Estonian
Mustmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "black land".
Muston English
Habitational name from places so named, from Old English mus "mouse", or must, "muddy stream or place" combined with tun "enclosure, settlement". Another explanation could be that the first element is derived from an old Scandinavian personal name, Músi (of unknown meaning), combined with tun.