Meaning and Origin of: Mach

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, and eastern German (of Slavic origin) : from the personal name Mach, a pet form of a vernacular derivative of Latin Matthaeus or Mathias(Czech Matěj, Polish Maciej, etc. (seeMatthew)). In some cases, the Czech and Polish names represent pet forms of other names beginning with Ma-, for exampleMarek (see Mark) or Martin.
  • possibly also an Americanized spelling of Hungarian Mács, from a pet form of Máté orMátyás, Hungarian forms of Matthew.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : unexplained.
  • Vietnamese, Cambodian, or other Southeast Asian : unexplained.