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Origin and Etymology of Italian surnames: Letter "M"

Surnames starting with:

MACRÌ, MACRI, MAGRÌ, MACRILLO, MACRINI, MACRINO, MACRINA Probably from a nickname derived from the Greek adjective "makròs" = long, thin, tall to indicate a person of great size.

MAGGIO From the word "Maggio" = "May", to indicate someone born in said month, or derived from the latin "maior" = major

MAINELLA, MAINELLO, MAINELLI, MAINETTO, MAINO, MAINOLI, MAINIS: From the surname Maino, derived from the German first name Maino

MAINERI, MAINIERI, MAINIERO, MANERA, MANERO, MEINERO: From the first name Mainerius, of German origin, consisting of "magin" = power and "harja" = army

MEO: From the first name Meo, diminutive of Bartolomeo

MAIO: From the word "Maggio" = "May" , to indicate someone born in said month, or derived from the latin "maior" = major

MAIORANI, MAIORANO, MAIORANA, MAROGANI: From the surname Marogani, a French family that came to Italy in the 16th century

MALANDRA: From the word "malandrino" = a scoundrel or vivacious person

MALATESTA: Consisting of "mala" = bad and "testa" = head. To indicate a person of bad character

MAMBELLA, MAMBELLI Consisting of "mano" = hand and "bella" = beautiful, used as a nickname

MAMMARELLA: From the word "mamma" = mum. Or from the dialect word "mammarella" = grandmother. It can also be derived from the word "mammara" = midwife

MANCINI MANCINELLI MANCINO From a medieval nickname meaning left-handed person

MANES: From the Albanian surname "Manesh"

MANFREDI, MANFREDO, MANFRIDA, MANFRINI, MANFRONI, MANFRA, MANFREDINI, MANFERDINI, MANFRIN, MANFRINATO, MANFRIELLO, MANFERLOTTI, MANFELLOTTI, MANFROTTO MANFRONI MANFROI MANFRIANI From the Lombard first name Manfredo of German origin, consisting of "magin" = power and "frithu" = peace, friendship

MANOCCHIO, MANI, MANO Consisting of two words: "mano" = hand and "occhio" = eye,

MANTINI, MANTEA, MANTIA From the locality Amantea, region of Basilicata

MANZI, MANZO, MANSOS From the Latin first name "Mantius" or from the Calabrese dialect word "manzu" that means "mansueto" "tame"

MARCELLO From the first name Marcello, diminutive of Marco

MARCHEGIANI MARCHESANI To indicate someone from the Marche region

MARCHESE, MARCHESELLI, MARCHESINI, MARCHESOTTI, MARCHESONI, MARCHESANI: From the medieval noble title "Marchese" = Marquis

MARCHI, MARCHETTI, MARCOLINI, MARCHIOLI, MARCOLLA, MARCONATI, MARCATO, MARCHETTA, MARCHITTO, MARCHITIELLO, MARCOVICH, MARCHELLI, MARCHINI, MARCOLINI, MARCOCCI, MARCOZZI, MARCUCCI, MARCUZZI, MARCONI From the first name Marco

MARFISI, MARFISA From the first name Marfisa. Also a character in the Romances of two famous Italian writers: Ariosto and Boiardo

MARIANI MARIANO MARIANELLI MARIANINI From the first name Mariano, derived from the Latin nickname "Marianus", from the Etruscan name "Marius" or from the adjective marianus, devoted to Mary, mother of Christ.

MARINELLI, MARINELLA, MARINIELLO, MARINETTI, MARINUZZI, MARINOLLI, MARINOTTI, MARINONI, MARINATO, MARINO, MARIN, MARINACCI From the surname Marini, derived from the first name Marinus or to indicate someone who lives or works near the "mare" = sea

MARIOTTI, MARIO From the first name Mario, derived from the Etruscan "maru" = man

MAROZZI MAROZZO From the surname Mari, diminutive of the first name Amari or a nickname used in Southern Italy "amaro, amaru, maru" to indicate an unhappy character

MARRA MARRANCONE MARRAZZO MARRAZZI From the name of a place: "marra" = mass of stones

MARRONE MARRONI From the word "marrone" = Guide of Mountains, derived from the name of an ancient population that lived in the Alps: the "Marrones"

MARRUCINI From the name of a pre-Roman population that lived in the Chieti area, who with the Samnites gave the origin to the Abruzzese people

MARSI From the name of a pre-roman population that lived in the Fucino area, who with the Samnites gave the origin to the Abruzzese people

MARTELLI, MARTELLO, MARTELLINI, MARTELLOTTI, MARTELLONI, MARTELLANI, MARTELLATO From the word "martello" = hammer, used as a nickname to indicate someone that in war hits strongly or someone that uses the hammer for his job

MARTINI MARTINELLI MARTINOTTI MARTINONI MARTINENGHI From the first name Martino

MARTONE MARTONI: From a name of a locality of the Reggio Calabria Province. Also possibly derived from the Greek "murton" = myrthle

MARZIANI, MARZIANO, MARCIANO, MARCIANI, MARZIO: From the latin first name "Martius" = sacred to Mars or from the name of a place as Marzano or Marciano

MARZOLI, MARZI, MARZO From the Roman family name "Marcius"

MASCI, MASCIO, MASCIULLO, MASTO From the surname Mastro, derived from the nickname "Mastro" = very good craftsman that knows all the traditional secrets of his job

MASELLI, MASI, MASIELLO, MASILLO, MASULLO, MASIN, MASIOL, MASON, MASUTTI, MASINA, MASOTTI, MASSETTI From the first name Maso, abbreviation of Tommaso

MASSARO MASSARI, MASSAI, MASSARELLI, MASSARINI, MASSAROTTO, MASSARUTTI, MASSARDO, MASSARENTI Surname deriving from the job of "massaro", owmer of lands and farms

MASSIMINI, MASSIMO, MASSIMI, MASSIMINO From the first name Massimo, deriving from Latin Maximus = the greatest

MASTRANGELO MASTRANGELI It is a surname consisting of Mastro (master, a very good craftsman) and Angelo

MASTROCOLA Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman, and "Cola", deriving from Nicola

MASTRODICASA Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman, and "di casa", of the house

MASTROIACOVO Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman and "Iacovo", deriving from the first name Giacomo

MASTROMONACO Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman, and "Monaco" = monk

MASTRONARDI Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman, and the first name Nardi, abbreviation of Leonardo

MASTROPAOLO Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman, and the first name Paolo

MASTROPIETRO Consisting of "Mastro", master, a very good craftsman, and the first name Pietro

MATANI From the Latin root "mat" = high place

MATTANI From the dialect word "matta" = multitude, herd, flock, to indicate a numerous family. Or derived from the Latin root "mat" = high place

MATTEI, MATTEO, MATTEIS, MATTEA, MATTEDI, MATTEVI, MATTIA, MAFFEI, MAFFEO, MAFFII, MAFFI, MASSEI, MASSEO, MAZZEI, MAZZEO, MAZZEA, MAZZIA, MAZZI, MATTICH, MATTIELLO, MATTIELLI, MATTEINI, MATTEUCCI, MATUCCI, MATTEUZZI, MATTIUZZI, MATTIUSSI, MATUSSI, MATTEOLI, MATTIOLI, MATTEOTTI MATTEONI, MATTIONI, MATTEACCI, MATTIACCI, MATTIAZZI, MATTIAZZO, MATTIASSO, MATTIASSI MATTIATO, MAFFETTI, MAFFINI, MAFFINA, MAFFUCCI, MAFUCCI, MAFFIOLI, MAFFIOLETTI, MAFFEZZOLI, MAFFIOTTI MAFFULLI, MAFFIONI, MAFFONE, MAFEZZONI, MAFFETTONE, MAZZELLA, MAZZILLI, MAZZIOTTI, MAZZIOTTO, MAZZIOTTA, MAZZULLO From the first name Matteo, derived from the Hebrew "Mattitya", consisting of Mattat = gift and "Ya" for Yahweh = God of Israel

MAURIZI MAURIZZI MAURIZIO MAURIGI, MAURICI From the first name Maurizio, derived from the first name Mauro meaning inhabitant of Mauritania, belonging to the Mauri people

MAZZOCCHETTI, MAZZA, MAZZERITTO, MAZZETTI, MAZZINO, MAZZOLA, MAZZOLETTI, MAZZOTTA, MAZZOLI, MAZZANTI, MAZZONI, MAZZANTINI From the verb "ammazzare" = to kill, from which derives the funny nickname "Mazza". Or from the word "mazza" = mace, stick, bat. Or from the German first name "Mazzo, Matzo, Maztolo"

MELCHIORRE, MELCHIORI, MELCHIORE, MELCHIOR, MARCHIORRI, MARCHIONNI, MELCHIONNI From the first name Melchiorre, deriving from the Hebrew name Melkior, consisting of "melek" = king and "or" = light

MELI, MELA, MELO, MELONE, MELLONI, MELARAGNO, MELIS From the apple (in Italian mela) tree. Melis is also a Greek surname

MEMMO, MEMO, MEMI, MEMOLI, MEMON From the first name Memmo, abbreviation of Guglielmo

MENICO, MENICHI MENECH, MINICO, MINICHI, MENEGO, MENEGHI, MENEGA, MENOGA, MENOGHI, MINIGO, MENCO, MENCHI, MENCI, MINCO, MENGO, MENGHI, MENGA, MINGO, MINGHI, MECO, MECHI, MECCO, MECCHI, MECCI, MECCA, MICCO, MICCA, MENI, MENISDE, MINICO, MENICHELLI, MINICHELLI, MINICHIELLO, MENEGHELLI, MENEGHELLO, MENEGHEL, MENICHETTI, MENEGHETTI, MENEGHETTO, MENICHINI, MINICHINI, MINICHINO, MENEGHINI, MENEGHINO, MENEGHIN, MENICUCCI, MENEGUZZI, MENEGUS, MENEGOLO, MENEGOL, MENEGOTTO, MENEGOT, MENEGOZZI, MENICONI, MINICONE, MENEGONI, MENEGON, MENICACCI, MENEGAZZO, MENEGAZZI, MENEGÀZ, MENICAGLI, MENICALLI, MENEGALLI, MENEGALE, MENEGALDO From the first name Domenico, meaning sacred to God

MENEGANTE, MENEGANTI, MENICATTI, MENEGATO, MENIGATI, MENEGATTO, MENEGATTI, MENEGHEZZI, MENGHELLI, MINGHELLI, MINGHE, MENCARELLI, MENCHERELLI, MENGARELLI, MINGARELLI, MENCHETTI, MENGHETTI, MINGHETTI, MENCHINI, MENCARINI, MENCHERINI, MENGHINI, MINGHINI, MINGHINELLI, MENGARINI, MINGARINI, MENCUCCI, MINCUCCI, MENGUCCI, MINGUCCI, MENCUZZI, MINCUZZI, MENGUZZI, MINGUZZI, MENGOLI, MINGOLA, MENGARIOL, MENGOTTI, MINGOTTI, MONGOT, MENGOZZI, MINGOZZI, MENGOSSI, MENCONI, MENCARONI, MENGONI, MINGONI, MENGARONI, MINGARONI, MENCACCI, MINGAZZI, MINGAZZINI, MENCAGLIA, MENGALDO, MENGARDO, MENGARDI, MINGARDO, MINGARDI From the first name Domenico, meaning: sacred to God

MENGANI, MINGANTI, MENCATTI, MENCATTINI, MENGATO, MENGATI, MINGATO, MINGATI, MENGATTO, MENGATTI, MENGOSO, MECHELLI, MECARELLI, MECHINI, MECARINI, MECHERINI, MECUCCI, MECUZZI, MECCOLI, MICCOLI, MICCOLIS, MEGOLI, MECOCCI, MECOZZI, MECAROZZI, MECONI, MECONCELLI, MECACCI, MECAITI, MENETTO, MENINI, MENIN, MENOTTO, MENIOTTI, MENOZZI, MENONI, MENON MENONCINI MENONCIN From the first name Domenico, meaning: sacred to God

MENNA, MINNA From the word "menna" derived from the Latin word "minna" = briest

MERCANTE, MERCANTI, MERCATANTE, MERCADANTE, MERCANTELLI, MERCANTINI From the word mercante = merchant

MERLINI, MERLO MERLINO From the word "merlo" = blackbird, used as a nickname and, according to different local traditions, meaning = sly, shrewd

MESSINA MESSANA MESSINEO MESSINESE MESSANELLI From the town of Messina in Sicily

MIANI From the name Emiliano, born in Emilia.

MICCOLI, MICCOLO From the surname Menico, derived from the first name Domenico

MICOLUCCI MICHELI, MICHELE MICHELA MICHIELI MICHIEL MICHIELA MIGHELI, MIGHELE, MICELI, MICIELI, MICELA, MICELLI, MICELLO, MICILLO, MICELLA, MICALI, MICALE, MICALLI, MICALLO, MIGALI, MIGALE, MIALI, MIALE, MIAI, MEGALI, MEGALE, MICHELETTI, MICHELETTO, MICHIELETTI, MICHIELETTO, MICHELINI, MICHELINO, MICHELIN From the first name Michele, derived from the Hebrew name "Micha'el" = who is as powerful and great as God

MICHIELÌN, MICHELUCCI, MICHELUZZI, MICHELOTTI, MICHELOTTO, MICHELOZZO, MICHELONI, MICHELONE, MICHIELON, MICHELLACCI, MICHELAZZI, MICHELAZZO, MICHIELLAZZO, MICHELASSI, MICHELUNI, MICHELAN, MICHIELUN, MICHELATO, MICHELLUTTI, MICALELLA, MICALETTI, MICALETTO From the first name Michele, derived from the Hebrew name "Micha'el" = who is as powerful and great as God

MILIA, MILIO From the first name Emilio

MIRCO, MIRKO, MIRCA From the Slavic first name Mirko

MOFFA Probably from the word "muffa" = mould, used as a nickname

MOLINARO, MOLINARI, MONARI, MUNARI, MUGNAI, MOLINAROLI, MUNARETTI, MUNARINI, MUNEROTTO, MUNERATTI, MUNERATI, MUGNAINI From the word "mugnaio, molinaro" = miller

MONACO, MONACI, MONICO, MONEGO, MONICA, MONAGHELLO, MONACELLO, MONAGHESI, MONACHINO From the word "monaco" = monk, derived from the Greek "monos" = unique, alone

MONTALDI MONTALDO MONTALTI From the name of the places: Montaldo and Montalto

MONTANARO, MONTAGNA, MONTANI, MONTANARINI, MONTGNARO, MONTAGNONI, MONTAGNINI, MONTAGNANI, MONTAN, MONTANI, MONTAGNI, MONTANELLI, MONTANARI From the word "montagna" = mountain, to indicate someone that lives in the mountains. Or derived from the name of a place

MONTICELLI, MONTI, MONTE, MONTELLI, MONTINI, MONTECCHI, MONTESI, MONTESANO From the word "monte" = mountain. Coming from the mountain

MORGANTE MURGANTE From the first name Morgante, name made famous by the character of Morgante, a giant in a novel by Luigi Pulci

MORO, MORELLI, MORETTI, MORINI, MORUCCI, MORUZZI, MORUCCHIO, MORATELLI, MORISI, MORATTI, MORAZZI, MORASSUTTI, MORESCHI, MORONI From the first name and nickname "Maurus" = someone coming from Mauritania, Northern Africa. Or derived from the medieval adjective "moro" = Saracen

MORRONE: From the name of the town of Morrone del Sannio, province of Campobasso. Or derived from the word "morro" = rock

MOSCA, MOSCHI, MUSCA, MUSCAS, MOSCHELLI, MOSCARELLA, MOSCARELLO, MOSCARIELLO MOSCARELLI, MUSCARELLA, MUSCARELLO, MOSCHETTA, MOSCHETTO, MOSCHINO, MOSCHINI, MOSCHIN, MOSCAROLI, MOSCONE, MOSCONI, MOSCOLONI, MOSCARDO, MOSCARDI, MOSCARDINI From the word "mosca" = fly, used as a nickname to indicate an annoying person

MUCCI, MUCCIO From the first name "Muccio", abbreviation if the first name Giacomo

MURZILLI From the Southern Italy dialect word "mursiellu" = breakfast of farmers; or from the dialect word "murze" = sausage

MUSACCHIO, MUSCHIACCHIO, MUSACCHI, MUSACCHIA From an Albanian surname "Muzachi" or the Greek surname "Musakis"

MUZZI, MUZI, MUZZIO, MUZZARINI, MUZZIOLI, MUZZARELLI From the Latin first name "Mutius or Mucius". It could derived also from a diminutive of Giacomo, Giacomuzzo

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