Mcmurray Family History

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Mcmurray Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Muireadhach ‘seafarer’ (see Murdock).

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

Similar surnames: Mcmurtry, Mcmorran, Mcmurphy, Murray, Mccorry, Mcmorrow, Mccurley

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Mcmurray Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcmurray name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcmurray. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mcmurray Family Origin

Where is the Mcmurray family from?

Mcmurray Family Occupations

What did your Mcmurray ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcmurray. A less common occupation for the Mcmurray family was Farm Laborer. The most common Mcmurray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Mcmurray's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcmurray ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcmurray Historical Records

What Mcmurray family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Mcmurray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmurray census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmurray. 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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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Mcmurray. For the veterans among your Mcmurray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcmurray Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcmurray lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmurray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcmurray in 1942 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcmurray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcmurray ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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