Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Mcmurray Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of Muireadhach (cf. Murdock).
Mcmurtry Northern Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh "son of Muircheartach", a personal name meaning "navigator", from muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler".
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
Mcnamee Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning "hound of Meath". Meath is a county in Ierland. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.
Mcneely Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac An Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
Mcneese Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Aonghus (see Angus).
Mcnicholas Irish
The McNicholas family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name McNicholas was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas... [more]
Mc Nuggyeet Medieval Scottish
This is a real name!
Mcnulty Northern Irish (Anglicized)
Irish surname historically associated with County Donegal in northwest Ireland meaning "descended of the Ulaid Nation". The surname is derived from an anglicized contraction of the original Irish patronymic Mac "descended" an Ultaigh "Ulaid race".
Mcpeters Scottish
Variant of McPheeters, itself an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Pheadair, a patronymic derived from a Gaelic personal name meaning "servant of (Saint) Peter".
Mcphail Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil, both of which are patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name Paul... [more]
Mcphie Scottish
Variant of McPhee
Mcquade Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace Quade to Quatt, an alternative spelling of Wat, short for Walter.
Mcquaid Scottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of Wat.
Mcquarrie Scottish
Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Guaire, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning "proud", "noble".
Mcquinnelly Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
Mcrayne English, Scottish
Means "son of the queen," combining the surname Rayne with the prefix Gaelic prefix mac, meaning "son."
Mcritchie Scottish
Means "son of Ritchie". (Diminutive of Richard)
Mcsiene Irish
means "son of Siene" in Irish Gaelic.
Mcsmith Irish
A variant of McGowan with part translation.
Mcsorley Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle, a patronymic form of Somhairle.
Mcswain Irish, Scottish
Anglicization of Mac Suibhne.
Mcsweeney Irish
Anglicized form of MacShuibhne
Mcswiggan Irish
Means "son of Swiggan".
Mctavish Scottish
On the Scottish west coast, the McTavish family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name Tammas, which is the Lowland Scottish form of Thomas. The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Tamhais or Mac Thamhais, both of which mean son of Tammas.
McTeer Irish, Scottish
This surname is a modern variant of the ancient mhac an t'Saoir which means "the son of the carpenter."... [more]
Mctony American
Tony McTony!
McVeigh Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha or Mac an Bheatha and derived from Gaelic Mac Beatha meaning "son of life" (see MacBeth).
Mead English
topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English m?d). metonymic occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead (Old English meodu), an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey
Meader English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Mead 1 + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.
Meadow English
A topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow. The form meadow derives from mǣdwe, the dative case of Old English mǣd.
Meaño Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Means Irish
Sept of Menzies
Meanswell Popular Culture
Simply the English words "means well". This is the surname of the main protagonist of LazyTown, Stephanie Meanswell, as well as her uncle, Mayor Milford Meanswell.
Meas Khmer
Means "gold" in Khmer.
Meath Irish
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see Mcnamee).
Meaux French
Habitational name from a place in Seine-et-Marne, so named from the Gaulish tribal name Meldi, or from Meaux-la-Montagne in Rhône.
Mecklenburg German, Jewish
Regional name for someone from this province in northern Germany. Derived from Old Saxon mikil "big, great" and burg "castle".
Mecone Italian (Modern, Rare)
Giuseppe Meconi (Febuary 1860-April 21,1921) was born in San Massimo, Campbasso Province, Italy. Giuseppe arrived in Pennsylvania, United States in the late 1880s and married Elizabeth Magyar in 1885... [more]
Medcalf English (British)
Variant spelling of Metcalfe.
Medd English
Dweller at the meadow.
Medenica Montenegrin
Derived from medenica, meaning "mead".
Medici Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Medico. Medici is the family name of one of Italy's most powerful families.
Medico Italian
Occupational name for a physician, Italian medico (Latin medicus, from medere "to heal").
Medley English
Habitational name, either a variant of Madeley (a name common to several places, including one in Shropshire and two in Staffordshire), named in Old English as ‘Mada’s clearing’, from an unattested byname, Mada (probably a derivative of mad ‘foolish’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’; or from Medley on the Thames in Oxfordshire, named in Old English with middel ‘middle’ + eg ‘island’... [more]
Medlicott English
Derivative from a location in Shropshire, England
Mednis Latvian
Means "wood grouse".
Medo Croatian
Derived from medo meaning ''bear''.
Medrano Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Medvedev Russian
From Russian медведь (medved) meaning "bear".
Medvedeva Russian
Feminine form of Medvedev.
Mée French
French habitational name from places called (Le) Mée in Mayenne, Eure-et-Loir, and Seine-et-Marne, derived from Old French me(i)s ‘farmstead’ (Latin mansus).
Mee Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Irish reduced form of Mcnamee or Meehan. Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
Mee Estonian
Mee is an Estonian surname derived from "mees" meaning "man".
Meed English
Dweller at the meadow.
Meeder Estonian
Meeder is an Estonian surname derived from "meede (measure, arrangement)".
Meehan English
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhacháin 'descendant of Miadhacháin', a diminutive of Miadhach, a byname meaning 'honorable'... [more]
Meeks Scottish
In Scotland, the names were spelled according to sound so there are many variations of the spelling including Meek, Meeke, Meik, Meech, Mekie and other spellings. After hard times in Scotland, many Meeks' left for Australia Ireland, and North America.
Meel Estonian
Meel is an Estonian surname meaning "sense" or "countenance".
Meema Estonian
Meema is an Estonian surname derived from "mesi/mee" meaning "honey".
Meeru Estonian
Meeru is an Estonian surname derived from "meer" meaning "mayor".
Mefford English
It is the Old English name given to a point where two streams cross each other.... [more]
Megarry Irish, English
From the Irish 'Mag Fhearadhaigh', meaning "descendant of the fearless one"
Meggyes Hungarian
Means "cherry" in Hungarian.
Meghnagi Jewish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish, originating from the Libyan Jewish community. Most were from Tripoli, with a much smaller contingent from Benghazi.
Megrelishvili Georgian
Means "son of the Mingrelian", derived from Georgian მეგრელი (megreli) meaning "Mingrelian".
Megson Scottish
Means "son of Meg", a diminutive of Margaret.
Mehamedov Lezgin
Lezgin form of Magomedov.
Mehendale Indian (Rare), Marathi (Rare)
An Indian Brahmin surname of unknown meaning from the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Mehine Estonian
Mehine is an Estonian surname meaning "manly" and "virile".
Mehmet Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name Mehmet.
Mehmood Urdu
From the given name Mehmood.
Mehoff Bulgarian, English (American)
Variant transcription of Mehov.
Mehov Bulgarian
Variant of Mihov.
Mehra Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Either derived from Middle Persian mihr meaning "friendship, sun" or from a Punjabi word meaning "chief, master".
Mehrabi Persian
From the given name Mehrab.
Mehta Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महित (mahita) meaning "honoured, worshipped, esteemed".
Mei Estonian
Mei is an Estonian surname derived from the Estonian word "meie", meaning "we", or "us".
Meiesaar Estonian
Meiesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "our island".
Meievee Estonian
Meievee is an Estonian surname meaning "our water".
Meighan Irish
Variant of Meehan.
Meighen Irish
Variant of Meighan.
Meijster Dutch
From the German word meister meaning "master".
Meiklejohn Scottish
A Scottish distinguishing name for identifying the larger or eldest (Older Scots meikle "large") or elder of two men called John. (See also Mickle).
Meinhard German
From the given name Meinhard
Meinhart German
From the given name Meinhard
Mèinnearach Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Menzies.
Meiron Hebrew
From the given name Miron 2.
Meister German
Means "Master" in German.
Meizys Lithuanian
It means barley or wheat farmer
Mejia Spanish
Spanish (Mejía): probably from a religious byname (possibly under Jewish influence), from a vernacular form of Latin, Greek Messias ‘Messiah’, from Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘anointed’.
Mejia Galician
A very ancient surname, infrequent and widely spread across Spain, mostly in Madrid, Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Cuenca, Sevilla and Toledo; and also in Pontevedra, Lugo, Guadalajara, Almería, Granada, Alicante and Málaga.... [more]
Mekky Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to the city of Mecca or Makka (مكة) in Saudi Arabia, considered the most holy city in Islam.
Melaku Ethiopian, Amharic
From the given name Melaku, meaning "the angel" in Amharic. It is possibly related to Arabic/Hebrew Malak and Turkish Melek 2, also meaning "angel".
Melanay Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
Mélançon French
Nickname from a dialect word meaning 'melancholic'.
Melander Swedish
Combination of the element Mel-, which is unexplained but probably derived from a place name, and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er)... [more]
Melas Greek
Possibly from the names of several characters in Greek mythology, including a son of Poseidon who the Nile River was originally named after.
Melby Norwegian
Modern form of Meðalbýr meaning "middle farm", a combination of Old Norse meðal "middle" and býr "farm".
Melchior Dutch (?), German
From the given name Melchior.
Melchiorre Italian
From the given name Melchiorre.
Melchor Spanish
Derived from the given name Melchor.
Melendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Meléndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Melgar Spanish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a field of lucerne, Spanish melgar (a collective derivative of mielga 'lucerne', Late Latin melica, for classical Latin Medica (herba) 'plant' from Media).
Melgosa Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Castilian municipalities, Melgosa de Burgos or Melgosa de Villadiego. It could also indicate familial origin within the Manchego municipality La Melgosa.
Melikuziev Uzbek
Alternate transcription of Melikov.
Melikyan Armenian
Means "son of Melik".
Melillo Spanish, Italian
describing someone who worked on an apple orchard,harvesting and selling apples from the italian mela
Melinydd Welsh (Archaic)
A byname meaning "miller."
Melis Sardinian
Derived from Sardinian mele or meli meaning "honey".
Melker Swedish
From the given name Melker.
Melkersson Swedish
Means "son of Melker".
Melkonyan Armenian
Means "son of Melkon".
Mellali Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Beni Mellal
Mellali Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Beni Mellal.
Mellark Popular Culture
The surname of the deuteragonist of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Peeta Mellark.
Mellenthin German
Habitational name from places so called near Berlin and on the island of Usedom.
Mellody Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoiléidigh ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
Mellor English
Parishes in Derbyshire, and Lancashire, meaning the mill bank. ... [more]
Melloy English
Variant of Molloy.
Melnikov Russian
Patronymic from Russian мельник (melnik) meaning "miller"
Melnikova Russian
Feminine form of Melnikov.
Meloni Italian
From Italian mela ("apple", from Latin malum) or melone ("melon", from Latin melopepo), both ultimately from Ancient Greek μῆλον (mêlon), meaning "apple", "fruit from a tree"... [more]
Melquíades Spanish
From the given name Melquíades.
Meltzer German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maltster, a brewer who used malt, from German Meltzer (an agent derivative of Middle High German malt ‘malt’, ‘germinated barley’), Yiddish meltser ‘maltster’... [more]
Melyn Welsh
Means "yellow" in Welsh.
Memetov Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Memet".
Mencke German
Variant of Menke
Mendarozketa Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Zigoitia.
Mendarte Basque
This is a (nearly extinct) Basque surname of Gipuzkoan origin. It is a topographic name for someone who lived near a mountain. (Basque mendi = Mountain, arteko = near/in between)... [more]
Mendeleev Russian
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer was Dimitri Mendeleev (1834-1907), a Russian chemist who developed an early model of the periodic table.
Mendeleyev Russian
Variant transcription of Mendeleev.
Mendenhall English
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous place in Wiltshire.
Mendès French
French form of Mendes.
Mendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Méndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Mendicino Italian (Swiss)
Meaning "Baggar" in Italian.
Mendieta Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Ajangiz, the one in the municipality of Lemoa, or the one in the municipality of Artziniega.
Mendiguren Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
Mendinueta Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Itzagaondoa.
Mendiola Basque
Derived from given masculine names Menendo and Andrea
Mendizabal Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Arratzua-Ubarrundia that the falangists demolished in 1959 to make way for a reservoir.
Mendlsan Yiddish
Yiddish form of Mendelssohn.
Mendosa Spanish
Variant spelling of Mendoza.
Menear Cornish, English (British)
English (Devon; of Cornish origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a menhir, i.e. a tall standing stone erected in prehistoric times (Cornish men ‘stone’ + hir ‘long’). In the United States, it is a common surname in Pennsylvania & West Virginia.
Méneguin Frainc-Comtou (Parisianized)
Parisianized form of an unknown Frainc-Comtou surname.
Menendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Menéndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Meneses Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
Menez Breton
Menez means mount or mountain in Breton.
Meng Chinese
From Chinese 孟 (mèng) meaning "eldest brother". It was also adopted by descendants of Meng Sun, a prince from the state of Lu that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Mengele German
Doctor Josef Mengele (Born on March 16, 1911 - Died on February 7, 1979), also known as the Angel of Death, was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) Officer and physician during World War II. He is mainly remembered for his actions at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he performed deadly experiments on prisoners, was a member of the team of doctors who selected victims to be killed in the gas chambers and was one of the doctors who administered the gas.
Mengíbar Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Menke German
Derived as a diminutive of several Germanic given names whose first element was derived from Germanic *magin- and *megin- "strength; force; power".
Menotti Italian
From the medieval given name Menotto, a diminutive of Domenico via its short form Menico.
Mensah Western African, Akan
Means "third-born son" in Akan.
Mentzer German
Habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios), or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.
Menu French
From French meaning "petite".
Menzel German, English
Derived from a short form of MENZ, Clemens or Hermann.
Menzer German
Variant of Mentzer.
Menzie Scottish
Menzie (originally spelled Menȝie) derives from the surname Menzies, which in turn derives from the Norman commune Mesnières (known as Maneria in the 1300s)... [more]
Merabet Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Algeria.
Meràs Occitan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Languedocien commune.
Mercado Spanish
Topographic name for someone living by a market or metonymic occupational name for a market trader, from Spanish mercado meaning "market".
Mercedes Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "mercies," from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies."
Mercurio Italian
From the given name Mercurio.