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Murtagh Name Meaning

Irish:: midland Anglicized form of Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’ a personal name meaning ‘navigator’; compare Moriarty in Munster. See also Scottish Murdoch . Variants with a final -ie or -y may also be shortened forms of McMurdie etc. from the same personal name. in Ulster a possible variant of the related Scottish surname Murdoch .

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

Similar surnames: Murray, Darragh, Murnane, Murty, Reagh, Mustard, Furtaw, Murrah

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Where is the Murtagh family from?

You can see how Murtagh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murtagh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murtagh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Murtagh families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Murtagh's in USA. New York had the highest population of Murtagh families in 1840.
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What did your Murtagh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Murtagh. 15% of Murtagh men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Murtagh women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murtagh were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Murtagh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Murtagh. For the veterans among your Murtagh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murtagh lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Murtagh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Murtagh in 1950 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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