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Murai Family History

Murai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘village well’; mostly found in the Kyoto–Osaka region. Hungarian: habitational name for someone who lived by the river Mura.

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


Similar surnames: Mura, Mukai, Muri, Murat, Turi, Duray, Marti, Murto, Sugai, Moran

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Where is the Murai family from?

You can see how Murai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murai family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Murai families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Murai families living in Hawaii. This was about 48% of all the recorded Murai's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Murai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Manager and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Murai. 40% of Murai men worked as a Manager and 38% of Murai women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murai were Owner and Maid. .

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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

  • Manager
    40%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Painter
    14%
  • Owner
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    38%
  • Laundress
    38%
  • Maid
    25%
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What Murai family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 621 census records available for the last name Murai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murai census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Murai. 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 Cards

There are 237 military records available for the last name Murai. For the veterans among your Murai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murai lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Murai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Murai in 1961 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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