Murchison Family History

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Murchison Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form (in which the Gaelic patronymic prefix Mac has been translated into the English patronymic suffix -son), of Gaelic Mac Mhurchaidh, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh, composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, hence ‘sea warrior’.

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


Similar surnames: Hutchison, Hutchinson, Cubbison, Murchie, Atchison, Ritchison

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Murchison Family Origin

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Murchison Family Occupations

What did your Murchison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murchison. A less common occupation for the Murchison family was Works On Farm. The most common Murchison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Murchison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Works On Farm

    5%

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

Murchison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Murchison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murchison 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Murchison. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Murchison. For the veterans among your Murchison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murchison Life Expectancy

What is the average Murchison lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Murchison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Murchison in 1948 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murchison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murchison 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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