are used by Slavic peoples.
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MATSUPA Ukrainian (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian; although may also have found in other forms in other countries such as Galicia (Western Ukraine), Poland and Hungary; due to the changing borders and occupation of land at various points in history.
MAUK Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
MAZÁČ Czech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
Possibly means "son of Mendeley". Most famously used by Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Michale
in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or Michaly
in Plock voivodeship; patronymic from personal name Michal
Nickname from a derivative migac ‘to twinkle or wink’.
MIHOK Russian (Russian, Rare)
Unknown origin of this last name many say its either Russian, German,Czeck or Slovak not sure exactly where they originated from but Some say Russia Mostly
A shortened form of the Polish version of MICHAELSON
, which became a family name earlier on.
MIODOWNIK Polish, Jewish
The literal translation is "honey cake", from the Polish word/root surname miod
, meaning "honey." An occupational surname to those in the honey business, mainly beekeepers and bakers.... [more]
From a pet form of the personal name Dymitr
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
MODZELEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places in Poland called Modzel or Modzele, from modzel meaning "hard place", "callus".
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
MOLCHAN Russian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
From Russian молот (molot)
meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Moraczewo.
Derived from the Russian word Москва
MOST Polish, Jewish
Topographic name from Slavic most
meaning "bridge", or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
habitational name for someone from any of various places called Mroczkowa, Mroczków, or Mroczkowice, named with mroczek ‘bat’.
From a nickname for a white-haired man or alternatively for one of an icy and unsociable disposition, from Polish mróz
"frost". Also can be from a short form of the personal name Ambroży
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Mrozy.
Habitational name for someone from Mrozowo in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or from any of several places called Mrozy.
Habitational name for someone from placed called Murawa or Murawy, named with murawa meaning "lawn", "green".
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Murkowo.
Habitational name for someone from places called Muszyna in Nowy Sacz voivodeship and elsewhere, named with mucha
"fly" (see MUCHA
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
NADOLNY Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól
, Sorbian nadol
"downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
NAIMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac
‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
Possibly derived from the name of the river Narew. Surname associated with the Wieniawa coat of arms which dates back as early as the XIV century.
NAZIMOVA Russian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
Many Polish immigrants' names were shortened to Nesky, such as Nosrazesky, Wolinsky-a wide variety of names that had the letter N somewhere within and ended in sky or ski became "Nesky." There are also non-Polish Neskys in the U.S.
In the old days "Nilly", called the lack of freedom, obedience to the will of another. Such negative names were given then, that they defended the man and drove him from unhappiness.
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
From the Russian term novik
which is a teenage soldier in the military during the 16th-18th centuries.
Derived from nov
, meaning "new", and selo
, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
Derived from nov
, meaning "new", and selo
, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad
, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Derived from obuća
meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Derived from Omer
, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
From the Russian word озеро (ozero)
which means "lake".
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of Paweł
Patronymic derived from a Russian diminutive of Patricius
. This is borne by Russian political and security figure Nikolai Patrushev (1951-), former director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
Feminine form of Pavlov
. A famous bearer was the Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931).
PEJOVIĆ Serbian (Russified, Modern)
Pejović is a Serbian surname. Mainly used in serbia. But also used in Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia