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Muri Family History

Muri Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Sunnmøre called Muri, probably originally Mærvin, from Old Norse mærr ‘illustrious’, ‘glorious’ + vin ‘meadow’. Swiss German: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Möri (see Mori 3).

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


Similar surnames: Mori, Mura, Murie, Buri, Kuri, Turi, Suri, Mui, Murri, Mauri

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Where is the Muri family from?

You can see how Muri families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muri family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Muri families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1880 there were 11 Muri families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Muri's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Muri families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muri surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muri ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muri. 21% of Muri men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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What Muri family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Muri. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muri 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Muri. 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 962 military records available for the last name Muri. For the veterans among your Muri ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muri lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Muri life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Muri in 1964 was 80, and 86 in 2004.

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