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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

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Murtagh Family Origin

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Murtagh Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Painter

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Murtagh family was Painter. The most common Murtagh occupation in the USA was Laborer. 8% of Murtagh's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murtagh.

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Murtagh Historical Records

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Murtagh Life Expectancy

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