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Mura Name Meaning

Japanese: ornamental name, now rare in Japan, from mura ‘village’; listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. Occurrences in America probably originated in the Ryukyu Islands, or may be shortened forms of other names containing this word. French: according to Morlet, a topographic name from a dialect variant of mure ‘ruined wall(s)’, from mur ‘wall’, Latin murus, or a habitational name from places called La Mure in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Isère, Rhône, and Puy-de-Dôme. Italian (southern Sardinia): topographic name or nickname from Sardinian mura ‘mulberry’ or ‘blackberry’. Catalan: habitational name from Mura in Barcelona. Czech and Slovak: from Muric, a personal name equivalent to Maurice (see Morris).

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

Similar surnames: Mora, Mula, Mira, Omura, Dura, Muro, Maura, Mars, Moura, Musa

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Where is the Mura family from?

You can see how Mura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mura families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Mura families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mura's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mura families in 1880.
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What did your Mura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mura. 34% of Mura men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Mura women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mura were Foreman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mura. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mura. For the veterans among your Mura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mura lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mura in 1952 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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