Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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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".
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-), born Cynthia Ann Smith.
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".
Mcewen Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene), and was also regarded as a Gaelic form of John... [more]
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, Irish
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'.
McGarry Irish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhearadhaigh.
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.
Mcgibney Irish
A reduced Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Gibne.
McGillan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of Eoin".
McGillen Irish
An anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Giolláin, from the word giolla, which means "lad".
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)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Íosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare Mcleish.
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 Fionnghal
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.
McGivney Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibhne
McGlashan Scottish
Mcglashan means son of grey in Scotland, with the prefix Mc meaning "son of" and the Glas meaning "grey"
Mcglynn Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
McGonagall Celtic
Variant of McGonigle. ... [more]
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.
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.
McHaffie Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Chathbhaidh "son of the servant of (Saint) Cathbhadh".
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.
McInerney Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac An Airchinnigh, meaning "son of the overseer (of church lands)".
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’.
McKenley Scottish, Jamaican Patois
Variant of McKinley. This surname was borne by Herb McKenley (1922-2007), a Jamaican track and field sprinter.
Mckennie Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna, meaning "son of Eacharn".
McKeogh Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Eochaidh.
Mckeon Irish
Means son of Eoghan.
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 1."
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".
Mcmenamin Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman.
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 .
McMunn Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Mhunna meaning "son of the servant of Munn".
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]
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".
McQuilkin Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uilcín (Irish) and Mac Cuilcein (Scottish) patronymics from the personal name Uilcín a Gaeliced form of English Wilkin.
Mcquinnelly Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
Mcquiston English (British)
Anglicized from the Scottish Gaelic name MacUisdean and in Irish MacUistin.
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.
Mcsimmeen Manx
"Little Simon's Son"
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 Mac Shuibhne
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!
Mctraynor Irish
Extended form of Trainor.
McVay Irish
A variant of McVeigh
McVeigh Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha or Mac an Bheatha, themselves derived from Gaelic Mac Beatha meaning "son of life" (see MacBeth).
Mcvicar Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac á Bhiocair (Scottish) or Mac an Bhiocaire (Irish) "son of the vicar" from Latin vicarius.
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.
Meades English
The name Meades is a plural variation of the name Meade, Mead, Mede, etc., the spelling being rather arbitrary and phonetic in the middle ages (even among the very few scribes, clerics and high-born persons who were literate) and without due consideration of standarized form, hence the various spellings of the name today... [more]
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.
Meale English
Possibly a nickname from Middle English mele "meal, ground cereal"
Mean Khmer
Means "rich" in Khmer.
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.
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.
Mebarki Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mebarek.
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.
Medellin Spanish
Habitational name from a place so named in Badajoz province Latin (Caecilia) Metellina derived from the name of a 1st-century Roman proconsul in Spain Cecilio Metello Pio.
Medenica Montenegrin
Derived from medenica, meaning "mead".
Medeuov m Kazakh
Means "son of Medeu".
Medeuova f Kazakh
Feminine form of Medeuov.
Medhat Arabic
Derived from the given name Midhat.
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''.