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Murgia Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from murgia ‘rock’. Italian (Sardinian): nickname from Sardinian murgia ‘brine’ or murcia ‘marc (of olives)’, ‘dregs’ (compare Morga). Basque: habitational name from either of the two towns called Murgia, in Araba and Gipuzkoa provinces, Basque Country.

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


Similar surnames: Murguia, Murga, Morga, Mura, Murra, Mungia, Murgo, Guardia, Murcia

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Where is the Murgia family from?

You can see how Murgia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murgia family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Murgia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Murgia families living in Texas. This was about 20% of all the recorded Murgia's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Murgia families in 1920.
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What did your Murgia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Murgia. 32% of Murgia men worked as a Laborer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Lemon Picker
    19%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Watchman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 785 census records available for the last name Murgia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murgia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 813 immigration records available for the last name Murgia. 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 Cards

There are 231 military records available for the last name Murgia. For the veterans among your Murgia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murgia lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Murgia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Murgia in 1963 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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