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Murray Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’. Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray. Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire (see Gilmore).

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Curry, Murra, Merry, Mcmurray, Murphy, Murrin, Mulroy, Curran

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Murray Family Origin

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Murray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murray. The most common Murray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Murray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Murray family was Farming.

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Murray Life Expectancy

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