Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Maller German
An occupational name given to a painter of stained glass.
Mallet Anglo-Norman, Medieval English, French, Catalan
Originated in Norman France and spread to England following the Norman conquest of 1066. The surname comes from the given name Malle, an Old English diminutive of Mary or from the given name Malo, a popular form of the name of Saint Maclovius, a 6th-century Welsh monk who the church of Saint Maclou in Rouen is named for.... [more]
Mallow German
Variant spelling of Malow, a habitational name from Malow in Mecklenburg.
Malo Italian
Possibly from Italian mano "hand", a nickname for a skillful person, or a short form of a given name such as Romano.
Maloret French
This surname comes from the French and means 'unfortunate' or 'luckless'.
Malpass English, Scottish, French
Habitational name from any of various places named Malpas, because of the difficulty of the terrain, from Old French mal pas "bad passage" (Latin malus passus). It is a common French minor place name, and places in Cheshire, Cornwall, Gwent, and elsewhere in England were given this name by Norman settlers... [more]
Malta Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
habitational or ethnic name for someone from the Mediterranean island of Malta (from Latin Melita Greek Melitē).
Maltese Italian
habitational or ethnic name for someone from the island of Malta.
Malvestio Italian
From Venetian malvestio "poorly-dressed, shabby", given to foundlings turned into an orphanage with shabby clothes.
Mambelli Italian
Possibly from Italian mano "hand" and bello "beautiful".
Mameli Italian
Possibly from latin surname Mamelius. A famous bearer was Goffredo Mameli, author of the italian national anthem.
Mamer French, Luxembourgish
Derived from the given name Mamerius.
Manacorda Italian
Possibly means "bad heart", from Latin malus "bad" and cordis "heart".
Manai Italian
From Sardinian mannai "grandfather, grandmother".
Manchin Italian
derived from the surname Mancini
Mancio French
Mancio derives from the surname Venâncio and Amâncio, being an unusual French variation.
Mandato Italian
mandato is the past tense of send in italian-such as "i sent a letter or message"
Mandela Xhosa, Jewish, German
“District” in Xhosa... [more]
Mandia Italian
Habitational name from Mandia in Salerno province.
Mandrisch Polish, German
Upper Silesia
Manera Italian
Either a habitational name from any of two places called Manera in the Italian provinces of Cuneo and Como, a nickname and perhaps a metonymic occupational name (from the dialect word manèra meaning "executioner's axe, cleaver" or from Italian manero "well-behaved, skilled"), or derived from the given name Mainiero (ultimately from Frankish Maginhari, composed of the Ancient Germanic elements magin "strength, might" and hari, heri "army").
Manfredo Italian
From the given name Manfredo.
Manganaro Italian
occupational name from manganaro agent noun from Mangano (see Mangano) in any of its various senses. Manganaris and Manganaras are also found as Greek surnames.
Mangani Italian
Possibly an Italian variant of Mangan.
Mangano Italian
occupational name from mangano "mangle" (a device consisting of a pair of rollers used to press textiles and clothes) or "calender" (a similar device used in making paper). The term mangano also denoted a bucket elevator (used for raising water from a well) and any of various other devices including a catapult... [more]
Mangialaglio Italian
Means "eats garlic" in Italian, from mangia "to eat" and aglio "garlic". Possibly a nickname for someone known for heavily seasoning their food, or for having bad breath.
Mangiaracina Italian
The Sicilian name for salpa, a kind of fish, from mangia "to eat" and racina "grapes".
Mangiarotti Italian
From an Italian nickname, possibly meaning "rat eater".
Mangone Italian
habitational name from Mangone a place in Cosenza province. Or an occupational name for a merchant from Latin mango (genitive mangonis) "dealer, slave trader". Or possibly also from an ancient Germanic personal name (see Mangold ).
Manhart German (Modern)
From the Germanic personal name Manhard, composed of the Germanic elements man "man", "human" + hard "hardy", "brave", "strong"... [more]
Manheim German, Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Mannheim in southwestern Germany (formerly the residence of the electors Palatine) so named from the ancient Germanic personal name Manno (see Mann ) annd Old High German heim "homestead"... [more]
Mani German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Emmanuel.
Maniscalco Italian
It means 'blacksmith' in Italian. The variant Maniscalchi is the plural.
Mannazzu Sardinian (Archaic), Sicilian (Rare, Archaic), Corsican (Modern, Rare), Italian (Rare)
It came from the Ancient Nuraghi people. the Nuraghi people inhabited southern Corsica and northern and central Sardinia.
Mannheim German, Jewish
Variant of Manheim. A habitational name from the city of Mannheim in southwestern Germany.
Mannheimer German, Jewish
variant of Mannheim and Manheimer with the German agent suffix -er.
Manno German, Hungarian
Derived from the German given name Manno.
Manocchio Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Italian mano "hand" and occhio "eye", an elaboration of the surname Mano, or an altered form of malocchio meaning "evil eye".
Mansell Anglo-Norman, French
A status name for a particular type of feudal tenant, Anglo-Norman French mansel, one who occupied a manse (Late Latin mansa ‘dwelling’), a measure of land sufficient to support one family... [more]
Manteuffel German
The Manteuffel family is the name of an old and influential German Pomeranian noble family. Manteuffel family was first mentioned in 1256, but the family history officially begins with Henricus Manduvel who is first mentioned on 14... [more]
Mantey German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
Manuel Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
Manville French
A locational surname deriving from any of the various places in France called "Manneville or Magneville", named, from the Old Germanic personal name "Manno" or the Old French adjective "magne", great, with the word "ville", meaning a town or settlement.
Manzoni Italian
Of uncertain origin: could be derived from a nickname given to those who raised and took care of bullock, or from the medieval terms manso or mansueto, denoting a gentle person.... [more]
Maqueron French
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Picard maqueron "chin" (in which case this would have been a pejorative nickname for someone with a protruding chin) and a diminutive of Macquart.
Mar Swiss
The surname Mar has roots from Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain. MAR: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’ (Latin mare). German: nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’.
Marable French, English
From the feminine personal name Mirabel, equated in medieval records with Latin mirabilis "marvelous", "wonderful" (in the sense "extraordinary").
Marano Italian
Habitational name from any of various places named with the Latin personal name Marius and the suffix -anu.
Marant English, French
Probably a variant of Morant.
Marc French
Derived from the French given name Marc.
Marcantonio Italian
Ancient family, called Marcantonio or Di Marcantonio, of clear and ancestral virtue, flourished in Abruzzo.
Marcato Italian, Venetian
From the given name Marchino.
Marceau French
From the given name Marcel.
Marcel French
From the given name Marcel
Marcelin French, Haitian Creole
From the given name Marcelin.
Marcellin French
From the given name Marcellin
Marcellino Italian
From the given name Marcellino
Marcello Italian
From the given name Marcello
Marchal French, Walloon
Either a status name or occupational name from Old French mareschal "marshal" (from Late Latin mariscalcus). The term is of ancient Germanic origin (from marah "horse mare" and scalc "servant") and was originally applied to a man who looked after horses... [more]
Marchant French, English, Spanish
Variant of Marchand, from French marchand meaning "merchant, mercantile". Though it is of French origin, it was transferred into the Spanish-speaking world, especially Chile, by French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
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]
Marchesini Italian
Derived from the Latin word “marchese,” which means “marquis.” It is a title of nobility that was used in medieval Italy and referred to the leader of a march or border region. It likely refers to someone who was descended from or associated with a marquis or who held a similar position of authority in a border region.
Marchion Romansh
Derived from the given name Martin.
Marchione Italian
Nickname from marchione ‘marquis’, from medieval Latin marchio, genitive marchionis, from Germanic marka ‘borderland’
Marciano Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name Marciano
Marcioni Italian
Means "son of Marcio".
Maréchal French, Walloon
French cognitive of Marshall and variant of Marchal.
Mareischen Romansh
Derived from the given name Mauritius.
Marengo Italian
Habitational name from Marengo in Alessandria Province or Marengo-Talloria in Cuneo. From Maréngo, Marénco, meaning Of The Sea, Maritime (Medieval Latin Marincus from Mare ‘Sea’), which were often used as personal names or nicknames in the Middle Ages.
Mariano Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Mariano
Marigliano Italian
From the town of Marigliano (near naples)
Marigo Italian
Either from Venetian marigo "mayor of a rural village", or from the given name Amerigo.
Marinaro Italian
Occupational name for a sailor from marinaro (from Late Latin marinus derived from mare "sea").
Marinelli Italian
Means “son of Marino”.
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.
Mario Italian
There's a popular character named Mario, and his brother, Luigi. Together; they're the Super Mario Bros. They've been very popular since the 80's and came out with the greatest games throughout the 90's, 00's, 10's, and 20's.
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]
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.
Marlock German (Archaic)
Derived from Middle High German and Middle Low German mar(e), denoting an evil elf, a creature that sits on one's chest at night, and Middle High German loc "a lock of hair; hair; mane"... [more]
Marmion English, French, Irish
1. English (of Norman origin) and French: nickname from old French marmion “monkey”, “brat”. ... [more]
Marner English, German
Occupational name for a sailor from Anglo-Norman French mariner Middle, High German marnære "seaman". English variant of Mariner.
Marois Norman, Picard, French
topographic name from the Old French words "mareis", "maresc", mareis, marois meaning "marsh" ‘marshy ground’.
Maron Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Maurus.
Marongiu Italian
From Sardinian marongiu "to hoe, hoeing", from marra "hoe, digging tool".
Marotzke German
Germanized form of Polish Marocki, itself derived from the personal given name Marcin, the Polish form of Martin.
Marquis French, English
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... [more]
Marrero Italian, Spanish
Maker of spades or hoes. Marra spade
Marriott English, French
Derived from Mary.
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.
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.
Marti Italian (Swiss), German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from the given name Martin.
Martial French
Derived from the given name Martial.
Martignetti Italian
Patronymic derived from Martignetto, itself a pet form of Martino.
Martineau French
Diminutive of Martin.
Martinet French
From a diminutive of the given name Martin.
Martinique French, Antillean Creole, French (Caribbean)
From the French department named Martinique.
Martinis Greek, Italian
Greek form of Martini. Also used in Italy.
Martirano Italian
Likely a habitational surname from a place in Catanzaro province in the Calabria region of Italy.
Martire Italian
from martire "martyr" probably a nickname for someone who had played the part of a Christian martyr in a religious play. However there was a Saint Martire and so the surname may be derived from a personal name.
Marugg Romansh
Derived from the given name Maurus, combined with the diminutive suffix -ugg. Another theory, however, derives this name from Late Latin maior domus "mayor of a palace" (compare Meyer 1).
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
Mascherano Italian
Occupational name for maker of masks, derived from Italian mascherare meaning "to mask". The Argentine former soccer player Javier Mascherano (1984-) is a famous bearer of this name.
Mascioni Romansh
Derived from the given name Thomas.
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]
Massa Italian
A habitational name from any of the various places named Massa (for example, Massa Lubrense or Massa di Somma, both in the Metropolitan City of Naples, or Massa d’Albe in the Province of L'Aquila), which were all named from the medieval Latin word massa, meaning ‘holding’ or ‘estate’.
Massara Italian, Greek
Either a feminine form of Massaro or from the equivalent occupational or status name in medieval Greek, (massaras meaning ‘peasant’ or ‘share cropper’) which is from the word massaria meaning ‘small farm’.
Massard French
French form of Massaro.
Massaro Italian
Regional or archaic form of Italian massaio meaning "tenant farmer, share cropper".
Masse English, French
English: variant of Mace ... [more]
Massidda Italian
From Sardinian massidda "jaw, jawbone".
Massimino Italian
From the given name Massimino
Massimo Italian
From the given name Massimo
Mast German, Dutch
Derived from Middle High German and Middle Dutch mast "mast (fodder made of acorns and beechnuts); the process of fattening livestock", this used to be an occupational name for a pig farmer or a swineherd... [more]
Mastin French, Flemish, Walloon
occupational name for a household servant or guard from Old French mastin "watchdog, manservant" (from Latin mansuetudinus "domestic"). The Old French word had the further sense of a bad-tempered dog and was used as an adjective in the sense of "bad cruel".
Mastrangelo Italian
From Italian mastro "master, expert craftsman" combined with the given name Angelo.
Mastrantonio Italian
From the Italian title mastro meaning "master craftsman", combined with the given name Antonio. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958-).
Mastromonico Italian
The meaning is Mastro-"master" of the- monico"-monastery."
Mastropasqua Italian
Combination of Mastro and Pasqua
Mastrorilli Italian
Mastrorilli is an Italian surname.
Matarazzo Italian
From Sicilian matarazzu meaning "mattress".
Matarese Italian
habitational name for someone from Matera (see Matera ) from materräisë a local adjectival form of the placename (in standard Italian materano).
Matassa Italian
Occupational name for a producer of silk, from Sicilian matassa "hank", "skein", also the name of a type of silk (cf. Metaxas).
Matera Italian
Habitational name from Matera in Basilicata region.
Matheny French (Anglicized)
Of French origin. According to Matheny family tradition, this surname comes from the name of a village in France named Mathenay. This may also have been a French Huguenot surname.
Mathias French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).... [more]
Mathis German, German (Swiss), Flemish, Alsatian, English
Derived from the given name Matthias.
Mathiuet Romansh
Derived from the given name Mathiu in combination with a diminutive suffix.
Matta Italian
From a feminine form of MATTO.
Mattana Italian
From Sardinian mattana "madness, annoyance".
Mattei Italian
Patronymic or plural form Matteo. The Mattei family was a powerful noble family in Rome during the Middle Ages.
Matteo Italian
From the given name Matteo.
Matthau German
Derived from the given name Matthias. This name was borne by the American actor Walter Matthau (1920-2000).
Matthäus German
From the given name Matthäus.
Matthes German
From German given name Matthias.
Matthias German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
Matthieu French
From the given name Matthieu.
Mattioli Italian
From the given name Mattia.
Mattli German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Matthias.
Maturin French
From the French male personal name Maturin, from Latin Mātūrīnus, a derivative of Mātūrus, literally "timely". It was borne by the Irish "Gothic" novelist Charles Maturin (1782-1824).
Matz German
From A Pet Form Of The Personal Names Matthäus Or Matthias (See Matthew).
Matzeu Italian
Variant of Mazzeo.
Mauer German
Variant of Maurer.
Mauer German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a wall, Middle High German mure "wall".
Mauger French, Guernésiais, Jèrriais
From the given name Mauger, the Norman French form of Malger. It is a cognate of Major.
Maugeri Sicilian, Italian
From Sicilian maugeri "herdsman".
Mauri Italian, Catalan
From the given name Mauro.
Maurice English, French
This surname is taken from a given name which is derived from the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus.
Maurizio Italian
From the given name Maurizio
Mauro Italian
From the given name Mauro.
Maury French, Occitan, English
As a French name, it derives from a short form of the given name Amaury (see Emery)... [more]
Mauser German
Occupational name for a mouse catcher.
Maust German
Possibly an altered form Mast.
Mautz German
Meaning "to gripe", or "to complain" in Swabian German.
Mauvais French
Means "unfortunate" in French derived from Latin malus "bad" and fatum "fate".
Maxia Italian
Possibly from the dialectical term maxia "magic", or masia "farm, country house".
Maxime French
From the French given name Maxime.
Maximin French
From the given name Maxime.
Mayne French
French variant of Maine.
Mazarin French
French form of Italian Mazzarino.
Mazarro Italian
It means "mace bearer".
Mazzarino Italian
A diminutive of Mazzaro, an Italian surname meaning "mace-bearer".