Murtagh Family History
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Murtagh Name Meaning
(Meath and Monaghan) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal name from muir ‘sea’ + ceardach ‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Kerry surname of the same form is Anglicized as Moriarty. (County Roscommon) Anglicized form of Mac Muircheartaigh (originally Anglicized as MacMoriarty) (see McMurtry). (Ulster): sometimes of Scottish origin, an alternative to Murdock.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Murray, Darragh, Murnane, Murty, Reagh, Mustard, Furtaw, Murrah