Murgatroyd Family History

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Murgatroyd Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): habitational name from a lost place near Halifax, apparently named with the medieval personal name Marg(ar)et (see Margeson) + northern Middle English royd ‘clearing’ (Old English rod).

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

Similar surnames: Mustard, Murton, Morgano, Maggard, Melgaard, Gatwood, Murray, Murad

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Murgatroyd Family Origin

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Murgatroyd Family Occupations

What did your Murgatroyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Murgatroyd family was Dyer. The most common Murgatroyd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Murgatroyd's were Farmers. Farmer, ... Maker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murgatroyd.

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  • Farmer

  • ... Maker

  • Blacksmith

  • Dyer


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Murgatroyd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Murgatroyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murgatroyd 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Murgatroyd. 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 Murgatroyd. For the veterans among your Murgatroyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murgatroyd Life Expectancy

What is the average Murgatroyd lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Murgatroyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Murgatroyd in 1963 was 75, and 81 in 2004.

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