Murdaugh Family History

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Murdaugh Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Murdoch.

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


Similar surnames: Murdough, Umbaugh, Traugh, Furlough, Middaugh, Surbaugh, Daigh

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Murdaugh Family Origin

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Murdaugh Family Occupations

What did your Murdaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murdaugh. The most common Murdaugh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Murdaugh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Murdaugh family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Miller

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Murdaugh Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Murdaugh Life Expectancy

What is the average Murdaugh lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Murdaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Murdaugh in 1946 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murdaugh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murdaugh 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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