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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Murdoch family was Painter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murdoch. The most common Murdoch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Murdoch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Painter

    5%

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Murdoch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Murdoch lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murdoch 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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