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Muro Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places named Muro, from muro ‘wall’. Southern Italian: habitational name from a place named Muro. Southern Italian (Murò): nickname from medieval Greek mouros ‘stupid’, ‘foolish’ (classical Greek moros).

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


Similar surnames: Mura, Muto, Mauro, Murgo, Mero, Puro, Maro, Turo, Mars, Moro

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Where is the Muro family from?

You can see how Muro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Muro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Muro family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Muro's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Muro families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muro. 35% of Muro men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Muro women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muro were Mechanic and Maid.

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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
    35%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Muro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muro 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Muro. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Muro. For the veterans among your Muro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muro lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Muro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Muro in 1952 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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