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Murrill Name Meaning

English: variant of Merrill or Morrell.

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

Similar surnames: Morrill, Murrell, Turrill, Burrill, Morrall, Merrell, Hurrell

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Where is the Murrill family from?

You can see how Murrill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murrill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murrill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Murrill family living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Murrill's in USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Murrill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murrill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murrill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Murrill. 19% of Murrill men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Murrill women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murrill were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Laborer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Murrill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murrill 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 523 immigration records available for the last name Murrill. 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 Murrill. For the veterans among your Murrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murrill lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Murrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Murrill in 1954 was 32, and 64 in 2004.

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