Murr Family History

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Murr Name Meaning

German (common in Munich): nickname for a morose person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German murren ‘to grumble’.

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

Similar surnames: Gurr, Kurr, Muhr, Durr, Turk, Burr, Garr, Mauer, Darr, Muth

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Murr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Murr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Murr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Middle East


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Murr Family Origin

Where is the Murr family from?

Murr Family Occupations

What did your Murr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Murr family was Bonnet Shape Maker. Ag Labourer, Fisherman and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murr. The most common Murr occupation in the UK was Ag Labourer. 8% of Murr's were Ag Labourers.

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  • Ag Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bonnet Shape Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Murr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Murr Historical Records

What Murr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Murr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Murr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Murr. For the veterans among your Murr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murr Life Expectancy

What is the average Murr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Murr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Murr in 1941 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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