Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Maloret French
This surname comes from the French and means 'unfortunate' or 'luckless'.
Malov Russian
From malo, meaning "small".
Malpass English, Scottish, French
Habitational name from any of various places named Malpas, because of the difficulty of the terrain, from Old French mal pas "bad passage" (Latin malus passus). It is a common French minor place name, and places in Cheshire, Cornwall, Gwent, and elsewhere in England were given this name by Norman settlers... [more]
Malsagnaqan Ingush
Original Ingush form of Malsagov.
Malsagov Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of the Ingush clan name Малсагнаькъан (Malsagnaqan) meaning "tribe of Malsag", from a given name derived from Ingush малх (malkh) meaning "sun, solar" and саг (sag) meaning "person, man".
Malsroos Estonian
Malsroos is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "malts" ("orach") "roos" ("rose").
Malta Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
habitational or ethnic name for someone from the Mediterranean island of Malta (from Latin Melita Greek Melitē).
Maltese Italian
habitational or ethnic name for someone from the island of Malta.
Maltez Portuguese
Likely has origins in the Portuguese word "maltez," now written as "maltês," which translates to "Maltese" in English. This surname might have been adopted by families with connections to the Mediterranean island of Malta or by individuals who had some association with Maltese culture or trade.
Malthouse English
Occupational name for a maker of malt or a malt merchant. It could also be a topographic name for a person who lived at a malt house.
Malvestio Italian
From Venetian malvestio "poorly-dressed, shabby", given to foundlings turned into an orphanage with shabby clothes.
Malynov Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Malinov.
Mama Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
Means "man, male" in Maguindanao and Maranao.
Mamadou Western African
From the given name Mamadou.
Mamani Indigenous American, Aymara
Means "falcon, hawk" in Aymara.
Mamaril Filipino, Pangasinan, Tagalog
Means "shooter, one who shoots" in Pangasinan and Tagalog, derived from the professional or habitual prefix mang- and baril meaning "gun, firearm".
Mamatov Kyrgyz
Means "son of Mamat".
Mambelli Italian
Possibly from Italian mano "hand" and bello "beautiful".
Mambetov Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "son of Mambet".
Mambo Southern African
Mambo is a surname of the Kaonde tribe, meaning: danger. A warning to would be detractors.
Mamdouh Arabic
Derived from the given name Mamduh.
Mameli Italian
Possibly from latin surname Mamelius. A famous bearer was Goffredo Mameli, author of the italian national anthem.
Mamer French, Luxembourgish
Derived from the given name Mamerius.
Mamik Indian
Mamilov Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) possibly from a Turkic word meaning "sweet, delicious" or from an Arabic name of unknown meaning.
Mamiya Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, genuine" or 茉 (ma) meaning "Arabian jasmine, white jasmine" combined with 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Məmmədli Azerbaijani
From the given name Məmməd and the Turkic suffix -li which forms adjectives from nouns.
Mammadov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Məmmədov.
Məmmədova Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of Məmməd".
Mamo Maltese
A bearer of this surname is Anthony Mamo (1909 - 2008), the first president of Malta.
Mamontov Russian
Derived from the Russian word mamont meaning “mammoth”
Mamoun Arabic
Derived from the given name Mamun.
Mampuzha Malayalam, Indian (Christian)
Meaning: "Mango Tree River"; based on location in India.
Mamuang Thai
Means "mango" in Thai.
Mamun Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Mamun.
Mamurov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Mamur".
Man Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 鰻 (see Unagi 1 or Unagi 3).
Manabat Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "ambusher, fighter, accoster" in Pampangan.
Manabe Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or 間 (ma) meaning "among, between" and 鍋 (nabe) meaning "pot, pan" or 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
Manabilang Filipino, Maranao
Means "disrupter, uprooter" in Maranao.
Manacorda Italian
Possibly means "bad heart", from Latin malus "bad" and cordis "heart".
Manahane Chamorro
Chamorro for "all morning/day"
Manai Italian
From Sardinian mannai "grandfather, grandmother".
Manaka Japanese
This surname combines 真 (shin, ma, ma-, makoto) meaning "Buddhist sect, reality, true" or 間 (kan, ken, ai, aida, ma) meaning "interval, space" with 中 (chuu,, uchi, naka) meaning "centre, in(side), mean, middle" or 仲 (chuu, naka) meaning "go-between, relationship."... [more]
Manaka Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 (see Naka 2).
Manalang Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Derived from Tagalog talang referring to the fruit of the mabolo tree (genus Diospyros), probably used as a topographic name for a place where talang grew in abundance.
Manalaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Mean "storyteller, narrator" from Tagalog salaysay meaning "narration, story".
Manalili Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Occupational name derived from Pampangan alili or Tagalog halili meaning "successor, substitute, replacement".
Manalo Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
Manalu Batak
From Batak manalu referring to the three colours white, red and black (used on the Batak ethnic flag and other symbols).
Manan Indian
Manans come from Lahore . They belong to Punjabi Brahmin caste of Hinduism.
Manansala Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "one who prohibits" from Tagalog sansala meaning "inhibition, prohibition, interdiction".
Manatad Filipino, Cebuano
Means "common emerald dove (a type of bird)" in Cebuano.
Mancebo Spanish
Spanish: Occupational Or Status Name For A Serf Or Servant Also ‘Youth Single Man’ Old Spanish Mancebo (From Late Latin Mancipus From Classical Latin Mancipium ‘Slave’).
Manchester English
Habitational name from the city in northwestern England, formerly part of Lancashire. This is so called from Mamucio (an ancient British name containing the element mammā "breast", and meaning "breast-shaped hill") combined with Old English ceaster "Roman fort or walled city" (Latin castra "legionary camp").
Manchev Bulgarian
"Son of Mancho"
Manchin Italian
derived from the surname Mancini
Mancinas Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Mancini or Mancino, common in Mexico.
Mancio French
Mancio derives from the surname Venâncio and Amâncio, being an unusual French variation.
Mänd Estonian
Mänd is an Estonian surname meaning "pine".
Manda Indian
1 Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu (Brahman) name based on the name of a subgroup of Brahmans.... [more]
Mandal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived either from a title given to the head of a village or from Sanskrit मण्डल (mandala) meaning "circle, wheel, disk, halo".
Mandato Italian
mandato is the past tense of send in italian-such as "i sent a letter or message"
Mandela Xhosa, Jewish, German
“District” in Xhosa... [more]
Mandia Italian
Habitational name from Mandia in Salerno province.
Mändla Estonian
Mändla is an Estonian surname meaning "pine area".
Mändmäe Estonian
Mändmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "pine hill".
Mändmets Estonian
Mändmets is an Estonian surname meaning "pine forest".
Mändoja Estonian
Mändoja is an Estonian surname meaning "pine stream".
Mandrapilias Greek
This surname is found in Sparta, Greece.... [more]
Mandri Estonian
Mandri is an Estonian surname meaning "continental" and "inland".
Mandrisch Polish, German
Upper Silesia
Mändsoo Estonian
Mändsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "pine swamp".
Mandujano Spanish
Spanish: Possibly An Altered Form Of A Basque Habitational Name From Mandoiana A Town In Araba/Álava Province Basque Country. This Surname Is Most Common In Mexico.
Mandžukić Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this last name is Mario Mandžukić who is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Croatia national team.
Mane Indian, Marathi
Drived from Sanskrit मान (mana) meaning "respect, honour" or मान्य (manya) meaning "respected, venerable".
Mané Western African, Manding
From the name of a Mandinka clan, meaning uncertain.
Maneely Welsh
A Welsh surname derived from 'map Neely' or 'son of Neely'
Manera Italian
Either a habitational name from any of two places called Manera in the Italian provinces of Cuneo and Como, a nickname and perhaps a metonymic occupational name (from the dialect word manèra meaning "executioner's axe, cleaver" or from Italian manero "well-behaved, skilled"), or derived from the given name Mainiero (ultimately from Frankish Maginhari, composed of the Ancient Germanic elements magin "strength, might" and hari, heri "army").
Mánes Czech
Derived from MÁNEK, a pet form of Emanuel.
Manes Dutch
Variant of Magnus, MENNEN or a short form of Germanus.
Maness English (American)
Probably a variant of Manes.
Manford English
Place name for "Munda's ford" from an Old English personal name Munda, the same element in the second syllable of Edmund and ford meaning a waterway crossing.
Manfredo Italian
From the given name Manfredo.
Mangahas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "take (by force), venture, dare" in Tagalog.
Mangal Hindi, Indian
From the given name Mangal meaning "auspicious".
Mangan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
Manganaro Italian
occupational name from manganaro agent noun from Mangano (see Mangano) in any of its various senses. Manganaris and Manganaras are also found as Greek surnames.
Mangani Italian
Possibly an Italian variant of Mangan.
Mangano Italian
occupational name from mangano "mangle" (a device consisting of a pair of rollers used to press textiles and clothes) or "calender" (a similar device used in making paper). The term mangano also denoted a bucket elevator (used for raising water from a well) and any of various other devices including a catapult... [more]
Mangialaglio Italian
Means "eats garlic" in Italian, from mangia "to eat" and aglio "garlic". Possibly a nickname for someone known for heavily seasoning their food, or for having bad breath.
Mangiaracina Italian
The Sicilian name for salpa, a kind of fish, from mangia "to eat" and racina "grapes".
Mangiarotti Italian
From an Italian nickname, possibly meaning "rat eater".
Mangkhut Thai
Means "mangosteen" in Thai.
Mangloña Chamorro
Chamorro for "their breath"
Mangone Italian
habitational name from Mangone a place in Cosenza province. Or an occupational name for a merchant from Latin mango (genitive mangonis) "dealer, slave trader". Or possibly also from an ancient Germanic personal name (see Mangold ).
Mangrio Sindhi
From the name of a Sindhi tribe, meaning unknown.
Mangrio Urdu, Sindhi
Originally denoted a person who came from the Mangrio tribe in Sindh, Pakistan and Rajasthan, India. The meaning of the tribe's name is unknown.
Mangubat Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to battle, to wage war" in Cebuano.
Mangudadatu Filipino, Maguindanao
From Maguindanao manguda meaning "young" and the Philippine title datu meaning "chief, leader".
Manhart German (Modern)
From the Germanic personal name Manhard, composed of the Germanic elements man "man", "human" + hard "hardy", "brave", "strong"... [more]
Manhattan English
From the name of the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Derived from the Munsee Lenape language term manaháhtaan (where manah- means "gather", -aht- means "bow" and -aan is an abstract element used to form verb stems), meaning "the place where we get bows" or "place for gathering the (wood to make) bows"... [more]
Manheim German, Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Mannheim in southwestern Germany (formerly the residence of the electors Palatine) so named from the ancient Germanic personal name Manno (see Mann ) annd Old High German heim "homestead"... [more]
Mani German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Emmanuel.
Manikas Greek
Occupational name for a maker of handles (e.g. of knives), from medieval Greek manikion "sleeve", "handle", from Latin manicae "sleeve, manacle".
Manila Filipino
Derived from the Sanskrit word नील (nīla) meaning "indigo". It comes from the Tagalog phrase maynilá meaning "where indigo is found".
Maningas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fervent, earnest, fiery" in Tagalog.
Maniscalco Italian
It means 'blacksmith' in Italian. The variant Maniscalchi is the plural.
Maniseng Lao
From Lao ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel" and ແສງ (seng) meaning "light".
Manivanh Lao
From Lao ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel" and ວັນ (vanh) meaning "sun, day".
Manivong Lao
From Lao ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Manixay Lao
From Lao ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel" and ໄຊ (xay) meaning "victory".
Manjarrés Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Manjarrez Spanish
Habitational Name From Manjarrés A Village In La Rioja Province.
Manjhi Indian, Hindi
Means "sailor" in Hindi.
Mankiewicz Polish, Jewish
From the given name Maniek, a diminutive of Marian 2 or sometimes Mariusz, or Mańka, a diminutive of Emanuel... [more]
Mankoku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 万国 (see Bankoku).
Manlanget Chamorro
Chamorro for "all the heavens". Man- is a pluralization and Langet means "sky/heaven".
Manlangit Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "to go to heaven" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Manley English
Habitational name from places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as "common wood or clearing", from (ge)mǣne "common, shared" and lēah "woodland clearing". The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.
Mann Sanskrit (Anglicized)
Originally Sanskrit, now in Punjabi and Hindi - used by Jats predominantly in Punjab area of NW India. Well represented in Sikhs. Also spelled as {!Maan} when anglicized. Belonged to landholding nobility of warrior caste (knights) that at one time held a strong and established kingdom.... [more]
Manna Indian, Bengali
Meaning uncertain.
Männamaa Estonian
Männamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "whorl/verticil land".
Mannan Hinduism
Means ‘king’ in Tamil, it is also a Muslim surname, it is based on the Sanskrit word ‘mannan’, which means ‘the bountiful’.
Mannay-ool Tuvan (Rare)
Derived from Tuvan маңнаар (mañnar) meaning "to run" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
Mannazzu Sardinian (Archaic), Sicilian (Rare, Archaic), Corsican (Modern, Rare), Italian (Rare)
It came from the Ancient Nuraghi people. the Nuraghi people inhabited southern Corsica and northern and central Sardinia.
Mannerheim Finland Swedish (Rare)
Swedification of the German surname Marhein. A famous bearer was Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), a Finnish military leader, statesman and the 6th President of Finland... [more]
Mannheim German, Jewish
Variant of Manheim. A habitational name from the city of Mannheim in southwestern Germany.
Mannheimer German, Jewish
variant of Mannheim and Manheimer with the German agent suffix -er.
Männik Estonian
Männik is an Estonian surname meaning "pine stand" or "pine forest".
Männil Estonian
Männil is an Estonian surname meaning "pine" ("Pinaceae").
Mannin English, Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Mainnin (see Mainnín).
Manning English, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
Manningham English
Means "Manning's estate" from Old English ham "home, estate, settlement".
Mannion Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Mainnín. Mainnín is derived from Irish manach "monk".
Männisalu Estonian
Männisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "pine grove".
Männiste Estonian
Männiste is an Estonian surname relating to "pine".
Mannix Irish
Derived from the given name Mannix.
Manno German, Hungarian
Derived from the German given name Manno.
Mano Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Manobal Thai
From Thai มโน (mano) meaning "heart; mind; imagination" and "บาล" (ban) meaning "to protect; to tend; to govern".
Manoban Thai
A famous bearier of this surname Lalisa Manoban from Blackpink.
Manoban Thai
Variant transcription of Manobal.
Manocchio Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Italian mano "hand" and occhio "eye", an elaboration of the surname Mano, or an altered form of malocchio meaning "evil eye".
Manolas Greek
Derived from the word "magnolia" denoting a flower named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Manor Hebrew
Means "loom" or "weaving" in Hebrew.
Manos Greek
From the name Manos.
Manouchehri Persian
From the given name Manuchehr.
Manouilidis Greek
Means "son of Manouil" in Greek.
Manousos Greek
Surname associated with the name Manouel in Crete. Another possible origin is a Hellenized version of the Venetian surname Manuzio.
Mañozka Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous palace in the municipality of Etxebarria.
Manresa Catalan
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the municipality or the neighborhood in the municipality of Badalona.
Manrique Spanish
From the given name Manrique.
Mansell English (Canadian), Norman
Of Norman origin, a habitational or regional name from Old French mansel ‘inhabitant of Le Mans or the surrounding area of Maine’. The place was originally named in Latin (ad) Ceromannos, from the name of the Gaulish tribe living there, the Ceromanni... [more]
Mansell Anglo-Norman, French
A status name for a particular type of feudal tenant, Anglo-Norman French mansel, one who occupied a manse (Late Latin mansa ‘dwelling’), a measure of land sufficient to support one family... [more]
Mansfield English
Means "open land by the River Maun," from the Celtic river name + the Old English word "feld."
Mansilla Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from Mansilla a place in La Rioja province.
Manson English, Scottish
Manson is a surname of Scottish origin. It is an anglicised version of the Scandinavian name Magnusson, meaning son of Magnus... [more]
Mansoor Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Mansur.
Mansor Arabic
Derived from the given name Mansur.
Mansour Arabic
From the given name Mansur.
Mansour Arabic (Egyptian)
Originally referred to someone from the city of Mansoura (المنصورة‎) in Egypt.
Mansur Arabic
From the given name Mansur.
Mantalos Greek
From Greek μάνταλο (mantalo) "latch".
Mantan African American
The name Mantan may have come from the Irish and or English surname Manton.
Mantanoña Chamorro
Chamorro for "all of their land"
Mantchev Bulgarian (Russified)
"Alternate Transcription of the form Manchev"
Manteuffel German
The Manteuffel family is the name of an old and influential German Pomeranian noble family. Manteuffel family was first mentioned in 1256, but the family history officially begins with Henricus Manduvel who is first mentioned on 14... [more]
Mantey German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
Mantia English (?)
This is my last name. I honestly don't know where it came from. But it's a last name because it's mine lol
Mantilla Spanish
Spanish: from mantilla ‘mantilla’, ‘scarf worn over the head and shoulders’, presumably an occupational name for a maker of mantillas or a descriptive name for someone who habitually wore such a garment.
Manton English
Locational surname, derived from old English "the dweller near the chalky or sandy earth."
Manton Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin "descendant of Manntán", a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach "toothless"... [more]
Manu Western African, Akan
Means "second-born child" in Akan.
Manuel Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
Manuel Catalan, Spanish
Possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province.
Manug Filipino
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
Manukian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Manukyan.
Manukyan Armenian
Means "son of Manuk".
Manus Norwegian (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized variant of Magnussen. This was the surname of Norwegian World War II resistance fighter Max Manus, whose father spent much of his life living in Hispanophone countries.
Manuschki Russian (Rare)
Means ''Guider, Discipline, Adventurer''
Manville French
A locational surname deriving from any of the various places in France called "Manneville or Magneville", named, from the Old Germanic personal name "Manno" or the Old French adjective "magne", great, with the word "ville", meaning a town or settlement.