Murdoch Family History
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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