Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Marchese Italian
From the title of rank marchése "marquis" (in Italy the rank immediately below that of duke), probably applied as a nickname for someone who behaved like a marquis, or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis... [more]
Marchi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Marco.
Marchione Italian
Nickname from marchione ‘marquis’, from medieval Latin marchio, genitive marchionis, from Germanic marka ‘borderland’
Marchuk Ukrainian
Possibly a patronymic derived from the given name Marko.
Marcial Spanish
From the given name Marcial
Marciano Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name Marciano
Marcin Polish
From the given name Marcin.
Marciniak Polish
from the personal name Marcin
Marciszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Marcisze or Marciszów.
Marciuš Croatian
Derived from the Roman name Marcius.
Marco Spanish, Italian
From the personal name Marco, from Latin Marcus (see Mark).
Marcos Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the given name Marcos. A famous bearer was Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989).
Marcou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Μάρκου (see Markou).
Marcus English
Marcus is a surname derived from the given name of Ancient Roman pre-Christian origin derived either from Etruscan Marce of unknown meaning (possibly from the Etruscan "mar" which means "to harvest"), or referring to the god Mars... [more]
Marcusson Swedish
Means "son of Marcus".
Mård Swedish
Variant of Mårdh.
Mares Spanish
A quarternary sand used in construction.
Marević Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Maro".
Margalit Jewish
Means "pearl" in Hebrew.
Margaritis Greek
From given name Margaritis.
Margaryan Armenian
Means "son of Margar" from a given name derived from Old Armenian մարգարէ (margarē) "prophet".
Margolin Jewish
Derived from Hebrew מרגלית (margalit) meaning "pearl".
Margolis Jewish
Derived from Hebrew מרגלית (margalit) meaning "pearl".
Margosian Armenian
patronymic from the personal name Margos, Armenian form of Mark.
Margulis Hebrew
Margulis is a surname that is derived from the Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation of the Hebrew word מרגלית (Israeli Hebrew /maʁɡaˈlit/), meaning 'pearl,'
Margvelashvili Georgian
A bearer is Giorgi Margvelashvili, the current president of Georgia.
Marhanatelevocic Obscure
My Father And Mother Combined Their Last Name. My Mother's Was Marhana And My Dad's Was Televocic.
Mari Estonian
Mari is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name), meaning "berry".
Mariano Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Mariano
Marigan Irish
Marigliano Italian
From the town of Marigliano (near naples)
Marín Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 4 eponymous localities: the municipality in the Comarca of O Morrazo, the neighborhood of the parish of Xubial, the neighborhood of the parish of Camos in the municipality of Nigrán, or the neighborhood of the parish of Fiestras in the municipality of Silleda.
Marinac Croatian
From marinac, meaning "marine".
Marinelli Italian
Means “son of Marino”.
Marinescu Romanian
Means "son of Marin".
Marinetti Italian
Variant of Marino. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), considered to be the founder of Futurism.
Marinez Spanish
Means "son of Marino" in Spanish.
Marinho Portuguese
From the given name Marinho
Mariño Galician
It indicates familial origin within either of 4 neighborhoods: Mariño in the parish of Marei in the municipality of Corgo, Mariño in the parish of Santaia de Rairiz in the municipality of Santiso, O Mariño in the parish of Taboexa in the municipality of As Neves, or O Mariño in the parish of Goiáns in the municipality of Porto do Son.
Marinova Bulgarian
Feminine form of Marinov
Marinović Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Marin''.
Marinuchi Russian
Spelling variation oF "Marinucci"
Marioglou Greek
Means "son of Marios" in Greek.
Maripan Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown, mostly used in Chile.
Maripuu Estonian
Maripuu is an Estonian surname meaning "berry tree".
Marison English (Rare)
Means “son of Mary”.
Marjamäe Estonian
Marjamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "berry hill/mountain."
Marjoribanks Scottish
Reputedly from the name of a Scottish estate (Ratho-Marjoribankis) bestowed on Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjorie on her marriage in 1316... [more]
Mark English, German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary between two districts, from Middle English merke, Middle High German marc, Middle Dutch marke, merke, all meaning "borderland"... [more]
Markarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Margaryan.
Markell Dutch, German, Slovene (Anglicized)
Dutch and German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Markolf, composed of the elements marc, merc ‘boundary’ + wolf ‘wolf’... [more]
Marker German
Status name for someone who lived on an area of land that was marked off from the village land or woodland, Middle High German merkære.
Markes English
Variant spelling of Marks.
Market English
One who lived by a market.
Markham English
English name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as 'homestead at a (district) boundary', from mearc 'boundary' + ham 'homestead'. English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin 'descendant of Marcachán', a diminutive of Marcach (see Markey).
Markianov Russian
Russian form of Markiyanov.
Markin Russian
Means "son of Mark".
Markland English
From Old English mearc meaning "boundary" and lanu meaning "lane", it is a habitational name from a place in the town of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. It can also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of border or boundary land, or a status name for someone who held land with an annual value of one mark.
Markley English
This surname means "border clearing" from Old English elements mearc meaning "border, mark" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
Marklund Swedish
Combination of Swedish mark "ground, field" and lund "grove".
Markopoulos Greek
Means "son of Markos" in Greek.
Markosyan Armenian
Means "son of Markos".
Markou Greek
Means "son of Markos".
Markovina Croatian
Derived from the forename Marko.
Markovnikov Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Markov.
Marks English
This surname is derived either from the name Mark or from Old English mearc meaning "border, mark."
Marksman English
An occupational surname indicating a person who was a hunter, especially a skilled one.
Markson English
This surname means "son of Mark."
Markūnas Lithuanian
patronymic from the personal name Markus, a pet form of Mark.
Márkus Hungarian
From the given name Márkus.
Markússdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Markús" in Icelandic.
Markússon Icelandic
Means "son of Markús" in Icelandic.
Marmolejo Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Marnissi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown.
Marno Northern Irish (?)
My great grandmother's maiden name, born in Belfast, Ireland and lived in Ayr, Scotland
Marohom Filipino, Maranao
From an honorific title bestowed upon deceased sultans, derived from Arabic مرحوم (marhum) meaning "late, deceased".
Marois Norman, Picard, French
topographic name from the Old French words "mareis", "maresc", mareis, marois meaning "marsh" ‘marshy ground’.
Marotzke German
Germanized form of Polish Marocki, itself derived from the personal given name Marcin, the Polish form of Martin.
Marple English
Means "boundary stream" from Old English maere (boundary), and pyll (stream).
Marquillero Filipino
Possibly from Spanish marquillero meaning "materialistic".
Marquina Spanish
Spanish form of any of several Basque towns called "Markina".
Marquis French, English, Scottish
for someone who behaved like a marquis or an occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis, from Old Northern French marquis. The title originally referred to the governor of a border territory (from a Germanic word; compare March1 and Mark2)... [more]
Marrakchi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Marrakesh in Morocco.
Marrero Italian, Spanish
Maker of spades or hoes. Marra spade
Marriott English, French
Derived from Mary.
Marroquin Spanish
Spanish or Portuguese
Mars English
From the given name Mars
Marschall Ancient Germanic
Meanting Horse Servant
Marsland English
Probably derived from some place named as being a boggy place, from Old English mersc meaning "marsh" and land meaning "land". Alternatively, it may be a variant of Markland.
Marsman Dutch
Dutch surname meaning "man from the marsh". Created in combination with the Dutch words "mars", (meaning marsh), and "man", (meaning man). Rare.
Marsteller German
Occupational name for a stable boy in or for the supervisor of the stables on a noble estate, from Middle High German mar(c) 'noble horse' stall 'stable' + the agent suffix -er.
Marta Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It is a small animal from the variety of mammals living in Spain and is prized for its skin has great finesse. Also known like Beech Marten (Stone Marten or White Breasted Marten).
Martain German (Rare)
Possibly a Germanized form of Dutch Martijn.
Marte Spanish, Italian
From the given name Marte 2.
Martelle English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
Martello Italian
Southern Italian: nickname for someone with a forceful personality, from Italian martèllo ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus), or a metonymic occupational name for someone who used a hammer in their work.
Martes Spanish
Pet form of Marte.
Martial French
Derived from the given name Martial.
Martignetti Italian
Patronymic derived from Martignetto, itself a pet form of Martino.
Martillo Spanish
From the Spanish word "martillo" which means hammer. Occupational name for a user or maker of hammers.
Martinčević Croatian
Patronymic, means son of Martin.
Martineau French
Diminutive of Martin.
Martines Portuguese
Means "Son of Martin." Portuguese form of Martínez.
Martinet French
From a pet form of the personal name Martin.
Martinho Portuguese
From the given name Martinho
Martinien Spanish (Latin American)
A rare Latin American form of Martinez or Martin, meaning "Warring" or "At war"
Martinique French, Antillean Creole, French (Caribbean)
From the French department named Martinique.
Martino Italian
From the personal name Martino (see Martin).
Martinos Greek
Derived from the given name Martinos which is Martin in English.
Martinova Bulgarian
Means "daughter of Martin".
Martinovich Russian
Means "Son of Martin".
Martirano Italian
Likely a habitational surname from a place in Catanzaro province in the Calabria region of Italy.
Martowicz Polish
Derived from the given name Marta
Marttinen Finnish
Derived from the given name Martti and the name suffix -nen, which is sometimes patronymic. John Morton (1725-1777), Pennsylvania/American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was descended from a Marttinen family whose name had been anglicized as Morton.
Martynenko Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from the given name Martyn.
Martyniuk Polish
Polish patronymic from the name Martyn
Maruri Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Marušič Slovene
Slovene form of Marušić.
Maruyama Japanese
From Japanese 丸 or 圓 (maru) meaning "round, full" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Marvel English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname (often ironic) for someone regarded as a prodigy; or (ii) "person from Merville", the name of two places in northern France ("smaller settlement" and "settlement belonging to a man with a Germanic name beginning with Meri-, literally 'famous'")... [more]
Marx German
From a short form of the given name Markus. A famous bearer was Karl Marx (1818-1883), a German philosopher known for his work in socioeconomic theory.
Mary French
Habitational name from places in Saône-et-Loire, Seine-et-Marne, and Nièvre, named in Latin as Mariacum meaning "estate of Marius".
März German
März means 'March' in German.
Marziale Italian, Corsican
From the given name Marziale
Marzon Spanish
Is a portmanteau of the words mar, meaning sea, and corazon, meaning heart.
Marzouk Arabic
From the given name Marzouq.
Marzouki Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Marzouq (chiefly Tunisian and Moroccan). A notable bearer is Moncef Marzouki (1945-), who was the fourth President of Tunisia from 2011 to 2014.
Marzouq Arabic
From the given name Marzouq.
Masaki Japanese
Surname of Japanese origin meaning "true blossoms" which comes from combing 真 (ma) meaning "true, genuine" with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom".
Masalis Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname, often used in rural parts of Cyprus. Died out in Greece, there are no more living people with it anymore.
Masangkay Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Masch Polish
Possibly a rough translation of marsh, given to people who lived near marshes.
Mašek Czech
Derived from the given names Matěj, Matúš and Mattiáš.
Masel German
German from a pet form of a short form of Thomas.
Maserati Italian
Most notably the Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati, founded in Bologna, Italy all the way back in December 1914.
Masey English, Scottish, French, Norman
English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.... [more]
Måsga Chamorro (Modern)
Chamorro for "Had enough off or satiated".
Masharipov Uzbek
Means "son of Masharip".
Masharipova Uzbek
Feminine transcription of Masharipov.
Mashimo Japanese
From the Japanese 真 (ma) "real" and 下 (shimo or shita) "down," "bottom."
Mashin Russian
Matronymic surname derived from a diminutive Masha of the Russian given name Mariya.
Mashreque Muslim
Name for someone who came from the Mashreq region in the Middle East (modern Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq).
Masih Urdu, Indian (Christian), Hindi
From Urdu مسیح (masih) or Hindi मसीह (masih) referring to the Christian messiah (Jesus Christ), both ultimately from Arabic مسيح (masih). This name is common among Pakistani and North Indian Christians.
Məsimov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Məsim".
Masing Estonian
Masing is an Estonian surname derived from "masin" meaning "machine"; ultimately of German origin.
Masiye Chewa
Means "orphan" in Chewa language.
Maskhadov Chechen
Possibly from the given name Maskhad. A notable bearer was Chechen politician Aslan Maskhadov (1951-2005).
Maslov Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian масло (maslo) meaning "butter", originally used as an occupational name for someone who worked as a dairyman or sold dairy products.
Masnick Ukrainian
I believe it is Ukranian. I have been told it was spelled a little different and could be of Russian Jewish origin
Masondo Southern African, Zulu
Derived from Zulu amasondo meaning "wheels".
Masood Arabic, Persian
From the given name Mas'ud