Murdock Family History

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Murdock Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Scottish Murdoch.

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

Similar surnames: Murdick, Mardock, Murdoch, Moredock, Murdough, Carlock, Tullock

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Murdock Family Origin

Where is the Murdock family from?

Murdock Family Occupations

What did your Murdock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murdock. A less common occupation for the Murdock family was Carpenter. The most common Murdock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Murdock's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Murdock Historical Records

What Murdock family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Murdock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murdock 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Murdock. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Murdock. For the veterans among your Murdock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murdock Life Expectancy

What is the average Murdock lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Murdock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Murdock in 1940 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murdock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murdock 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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