Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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M'bala Central African
Derived from the given name Mbala. This surname is borne by French comedian, actor and political activist Dieudonné M'bala M'bala (1966-).
Mbangwa Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mbappé Central African (Gallicized)
Borne by French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé (1998-), whose father is from Cameroon.
M'bareck Western African
Derived from Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "blessed, fortunate, lucky" (chiefly Mauritanian).
M'beirick Western African
Most likely a variant of M’Bareck.
Mbenguzana Hlubi (?), African
Hlubi word referring to an old cat with grey beard but in this instance it means grey-bearded leopard. Originates from one of the Nkwali tribe's early head?king Lusulengwe(Leopard's face)
Mboto African
Last name of a character from Australian soap opera, Home and Away. This is the last name of character Stephanie Mboto, duration 1996-97.
Mc English
Variant of Mac
Mcadam Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of Adam" in Gaelic.
Mcadory Northern Irish (Rare)
Rare Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Deoraidh ‘son of the stranger’.
Mcalinden Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
Mcalpine Irish, Scottish
differing meanings include, "fair", "rolling hills"
Mcandrew Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of Andrew".
McAngus Scottish
Variant form of MacAngus.
Mcaskie Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or Ásketill.
Mcateer Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. McIntyre)
McAulay Irish
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and Amhalghaidh, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
McAvoy Northern Irish, Scottish
Northern Irish and Scottish form of McEvoy.
Mcbroom Scottish
Means "son of the judge".
Mccafferty Irish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, meaning "son of Eachmharcach".
Mccaffery Irish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
Mccaffrey Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mccain English
"Son of warrior"
Mccall Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
Mccalvey Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
Mccambridge Scottish
Anglicized from Gaelic Mac Ambróis, "son of Ambrose". This name, influenced in its spelling by the English city name Cambridge, is well-established in Northern Ireland.
Mccammon Scottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ámoinn "son of Ámoinn", a Gaelic form of the Norse personal name Amundr, which is composed of the elements ag "awe, fear", or "edge, point" and mundr "protection".
Mccan Irish
A variant of McCann, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
McCance Scottish
Variant form of MacCance.
McCandless Scottish, Irish, Scots
Ulster Scots form of McCandlish. This surname is common in Northern Ireland.
McCann Irish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
Mccard Scottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of Mccart.
McCarey Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccarl Irish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of Mccarroll.
Mccarley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
Mccarney Irish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
McCarrey Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccarroll Irish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill (see Carroll).
Mccarron Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearáin meaning "son of Ciarán".... [more]
McCarry Irish
Variant form of Carey.
Mccart Northern Irish (Anglicized)
Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Airt, ‘son of Art’, a personal name meaning ‘bear’.
McCartan Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artáin (meaning ‘son of Artán’), which is a diminutive of the personal name Art, meaning ‘bear’.
McCartney Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Artaine, (meaning ‘son of Artan’) which is a diminutive of the personal name Art, meaning ‘bear’ or ‘hero’. Compare Irish Mac Artáin (see McCartan), of which this surname is a variant.
Mccarty Irish
Variant of MacCarthy. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
McCary Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccaw American
Famous bearer of this surname is NBA basketball player is Patrick McCaw (1995-).
Mccawell Irish
Anglicanized version of Mac Cathmhaoil.
McClaine English
Variant of McClain. This name is borne by the American comic book artist Les McClaine (1977-)
Mcclane Scottish
Means "Natural Wonder" in gaelic
McClarty Scottish, Irish
The surname McClarty originated in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. This name comes from the personal name Lawrence. And in Scottish Gaelic 'Mac Labhruinn' translates to 'son of Lawrence'. ... [more]
Mcclean Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish variant of McLean.
Mcclintock Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
Mccloud Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of McLeod. The spelling was likely altered to associate it with the English word cloud. A notable fictional bearer was Fox McCloud, the main character in the StarFox video game series, including 1997's StarFox 64 for the Nintendo 64.
Mcclung Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Luinge ‘son of Lunge’, a personal name probably meaning ‘seafarer’, although the literal meaning is ‘ship’, from Latin navis longa.
Mcclure Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
McClurkin English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Mac Cléireacháin, a variant of Mac Cléirich. A famous bearer of this surname is pastor and gospel singer Donnie McClurkin (1959-).
Mccluske Irish
Irish: Variant of McCluskey
McCluskey Irish
Anglicized version of Gaelic Mac Bhloscaidh, which comes from "Bloscadh", a personal name probably derived from "blosc" meaning "blast".
Mccolgan Irish, Scottish
Has several possible meanings. It might mean someone from the village of Kilcolgan, County Galway; a follower of St. Columba; or the son of someone named Colga... [more]
Mccollum Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim "son of Colum". See McCallum, which is the usual spelling of this name in Scotland.
Mccollumn Irish
This name is used in Ireland.
Mcconahay Irish
Northern Irish: variant of Mcconaghy... [more]
Mcconaughey Irish
From actor Matthew McConaughey (1969-)
Mccook Irish
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
Mccool Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhubhghaill (see Mcdowell). ... [more]
Mccord Northern Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuairt or Mac Cuarta, apparently meaning "son of a journey", which Woulfe suggests may be a reduced form of Mac Muircheartaigh (see Mcmurtry).
McCorkindale Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thorcadail meaning "son of Þórketill".
Mccorry Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mccorsley Irish
My guess is that my surname was changed sometime in the early 1800's but have never learned how my family name derived from or from where it originated.
McCorvey English
A notable bearer was Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), who was the plaintiff for the case that legalized abortion across the United States.
Mccoskey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of Coscrach " (see Cosgrove).
McCrary Irish
Anglicization of the Gaelic surname Mac Ruaidhrí, which means "Son of Rory".
Mccrea Scottish, Irish
Variant of McRae and McCrae.
McCreary Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruidhrí, a variant of Mac Ruaidhrí, which has been connected to Irish ruadh ‘red’ (see McCrory) and to the Old Norse personal name Hrothrekr, whence Roderick.
McCreight Scottish (Anglicized)
Meaning with "Mc" meaning "Son of" and "Creight", a given name.
Mccrindle Scottish
Scottish surname, McCrindle, originating in the area of Ayrshire.
Mccubbin Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giobúin, a patronymic from the pet form of a Gaelic form of the personal name Gilbert.
McCubbins Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giobúin meaning "son of Gilbert".
Mcculloch Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach meaning "boar". The name McCulloch was first used by the Strathclydes of the Scottish borderlands.
Mccurdy Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler", hence "skilled seaman"... [more]
Mccurtain Irish
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín "son of Cruitín", a nickname for a hunchback.
McDavid Scottish (Rare)
Means 'Son of David'. A famous bearer of the surname is Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.
Mcdearmon Scottish
Scottish: variant of McDiarmid with excrescent -n-.
McDonnell Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of MacDonald. It is also an anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic surname Mac Domhnaill, which means "son of Donald".
McDormand Irish
Possibly a variant of McDermott. A famous bearer is American actress Frances McDormand (1957-).
Mcdowell Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians... [more]
Mcduff Scottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibh, a patronymic from the personal name Dubh "black, dark".
Mcelhaney Irish
Irish: variant of Mcelhinney
McElhatton Scottish, Irish, Northern Irish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Chatain meaning "son of the servant of Saint Catan".
Mcelhenney Irish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacGiolla Chainnigh". The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus "giolla", devotee of, and the saint's name "Canice".
Mcelhinney Northern Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (mainly Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Choinnigh ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Coinneach’ (see Kenny).
McElmurry Irish (Anglicized)
From Gaelic Mac Giolla Muire meaning "son of the servant of Mary". It is more commonly Anglicized as Gilmore.
Mcelwee Irish, Scottish
Of Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland. Derives from Mac giolla Ruaidh, meaning "son of the servant of the red-haired youth", possibly a reference to a Dane or Norseman.
McEvoy Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe meaning "son of Fíodhbhadhach", derived from fiodhbhadhach meaning "woodsman".
Mcfadden Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish) - both patronymics of Patrick (via Gaelic diminutives of the given name).
McFadyen Scottish
Variant spelling of MacFadyen.
Mcfall Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil, patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name Paul.
Mcgarrett Irish
The surname McGarrett is from the two Germanic given names Gerald and Gerard.
Mcgarrie Scottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
Mcgarthwaite Irish
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
Mcgeehan Irish
Irish (Ulster) anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gaoithín ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
Mcgehee Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
McGillan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of Eoin".
Mcgillicuddy Irish
The surname McGillicuddy comes from the Irish Mac GiollaMochuda, meaning 'son of the devotee of St. Mochuda'. It's part of the O'Sullivan sect and comes from the West part of Ireland in county Kerry... [more]
Mcgillis Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’... [more]
Mcgillivray Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Bhràtha from a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of judgment’.
Mcginley Irish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhionnghaill, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnghall
Mcginty Irish
Anglicized form of Mac an tSaoi, meaning "son of the scholar".
Mcgivern Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uidhrín, a patronymic from a personal name which is from a diminutive of odhar 'dun'. This surname is also found in Galloway in Scotland, where it is of Irish origin.
Mcglynn Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
Mcgonagle American
Irish (Donegal) and Scottish (Glasgow): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conghail, a patronymic from the personal name Conghal, composed of Celtic elements meaning 'hound' + 'valor'.
Mcgorry Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mcgough Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh, variant Eachaidh, "horseman", a derivative of each "horse".
Mcgraith Irish
Means "Son of Graith."
Mcgrath Irish (Anglicized)
Derives from the Irish surname Mac Craith. Famous bearers of the name include the Meic Craith from the Gaelic kingdom of Thomond in the present-day Republic of Ireland. They were historians and poets connected to the Ui Bhriain kings and earls of Thomond.
Mcgraves Irish
Irish Variant of Graves or a Variant of MacGraves.
Mcgraw Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic Mac Craith (the earlier form of Mac Raith) meaning "son of Craith", composed of the Gaelic elements mac "son of" and Rath, an old byname meaning "grace, prosperity".
Mcgrew Irish
Originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Graith or Mag Raith; these are both derived from the personal name Craith.
Mchale Irish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
Mcharris Scottish
Means "son of Harris."
Mchedlishvili Georgian
Means "son of the blacksmith" from Georgian მჭედელი (mchedeli) meaning "smith, blacksmith".
Mchenry Scottish
Meaning "Son of Henry"
Mcilwee Irish
Variant of Mcelwee.
Mcinnis Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of Angus".
Mcisaac Scottish
Means "son of Isaac."
Mckamey Scottish Gaelic
Variant spelling of Scottish McCamey
McKean Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Iain meaning "son of Ian".
Mckeehan Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic from a personal name or byname derived from caoch ‘blind’, ‘purblind’.
Mckennie Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna, meaning "son of Eacharn".
Mckerrow Scottish
Scottish: of uncertain derivation. Some sources believe it to be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearrach, Mac Cearrbhaich ‘son of the gambler’, while Woulfe derives it from Mac Ciothruadha ‘son of Ciothruaidh’, a personal name of Norse origin.
Mckewon Scottish
Scottish and northern Irish: variant of McEwen .
Mckibben Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Giobúin, meaning "son or daughter of Gilbert".
McKie Scottish
Variant of McCoy or McKay.
Mckiernan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, a patronymic from a diminutive of the personal name Tighearna.
Mckim Scottish
Means "son of Simon."
Mckinnon Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning ‘fair born’ or ‘fair son’. ... [more]
Mckinstry Northern Irish
From Gaelic Mac an Aistrigh, a reduced form of Mac an Aistrighthigh "son of the traveller".
Mckittrick Scottish
From Gaelic, "son of Shitrig", a personal name adapted from Old Norse Sigtryggr, literally "victory-true".
Mcknight Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name Neachtan.
Mckoy Scottish
Variant of McCoy.
Mclane Scottish, Irish
Means "son of the servant of St. John".
McLaoidhigh Irish
Means "son of the poet".
McLaren Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Labhrainn meaning "son of Labhrann", a Gaelic form of the given name Lawrence.
Mclaughlin Scottish (Anglicized)
A Scottish clan traced as far back as the 11th Century AD/CE.... [more]
Mcleish Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic
Northern Irish (Ulster) and Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Íosa, patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of Jesus’.
Mclernon Irish
This is an Irish Gaelic surname recorded in the spellings of MacLerenon, McLernon, McLernan, and McLorinan. It is mostly associated with the province of Ulster in Ireland, although with some branches in Scotland... [more]
Mcloughlin Scottish
Variation of the surname McLaughlin.
Mcmanamon Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman, a patronymic surname, created from the given name Meanma
McMaster English, Scottish
Patronymic for someone who was the son of the Master, i.e., a cleric
Mcmath Scottish, English
Means "son of Math".
Mcmillan Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin, a patronymic from the byname Maolán, a diminutive of maol "bald", "tonsured".
Mcminn English (British), Scottish
Meaning "Son of" Minn"".
Mcmonagle Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
Mcmorrow Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh "sea warrior", from muir "sea" and cath "battle". In Leinster this name is usually Anglicized as McMurrough and in Ulster as Murphy.
McMullan Irish
The surname McMullan is of old Irish/ Gaelic Heritage, it is with meaning ‘Bald’ or ‘Tonsured One’. It was first founded in the province of Connacht, and comes from Mullan.... [more]
Mcmullen Irish
Irish form of McMillan .
Mcmurray Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of Muireadhach (cf. Murdock).