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Murdoch Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muire(adh)ach, a derivative of muir ‘sea’ (hence the usual translation as ‘mariner’) and Murchadh ‘sea battler’. These may originally have been patronymics, the prefix Mac having been dropped at a later stage. Irish (Ulster): when not of Scottish origin, a variant of Murtagh.

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


Similar surnames: Murdock, Muldoon, Burich, Roch, Urich, Mardock, March, Murdick

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Murdoch Family Origin

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Murdoch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Murdoch occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Murdoch's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murdoch. A less common occupation for the Murdoch family was Annuitant.

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