Most common surnames starting with M

According to the 1940 census, Miller was the most common last name beginning with the letter 'M', followed by Moore and Martin. Click on the names below to learn more about their meaning, history and origins.

Surname Rank*
Miller 1
Moore 2
Martin 3
Murphy 4
Mitchell 5
Morris 6
Morgan 7
Myers 8
Mcdonald 9
Murray 10
Marshall 11
Meyer 12

* Based on population in the 1940 U.S. Census