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Murray Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’. Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray. Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire (see Gilmore).

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Curry, Murra, Merry, Mcmurray, Murphy, Murrin, Mulroy, Curran

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Murray Family Origin

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Murray Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Fisherman

    2%

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Murray Historical Records

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Murray Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Murray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Murray in 1940 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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