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Murdoch Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muire(adh)ach, a derivative of muir ‘sea’ (hence the usual translation as ‘mariner’) and Murchadh ‘sea battler’. These may originally have been patronymics, the prefix Mac having been dropped at a later stage. Irish (Ulster): when not of Scottish origin, a variant of Murtagh.

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


Similar surnames: Murdock, Muldoon, Burich, Roch, Urich, Mardock, March, Murdick

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Murdoch Family Origin

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Murdoch Family Occupations

What did your Murdoch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Murdoch. 13% of Murdoch men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Murdoch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murdoch were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Murdoch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Murdoch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murdoch 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Murdoch. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Murdoch. For the veterans among your Murdoch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murdoch Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Murdoch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Murdoch in 1954 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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