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Murray Family History

Murray Name Meaning
Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray.Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire (see Gilmore).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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244,808 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Murray Families

  • Number of Murray families
     2,006 - 4,010
     669 - 2,005
     1 - 668
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Murray families
     2,038 - 4,073
     680 - 2,037
     1 - 679
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Murray families
     2,735 - 5,468
     912 - 2,734
     1 - 911
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Murray Family Origin

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Murray Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Murray

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Murray Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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