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

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Murtagh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Murtagh name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    54%

  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Italy

    5%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • France

    2%

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Murtagh Family Origin

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Murtagh Family Occupations

What did your Murtagh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Laborer Genl and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murtagh. A less common occupation for the Murtagh family was Coke Drawer. The most common Murtagh occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 7% of Murtagh's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

    7%
  • Laborer Genl

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Coke Drawer

    3%

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Murtagh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Murtagh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murtagh 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Murtagh. 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 Murtagh. For the veterans among your Murtagh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murtagh Life Expectancy

What is the average Murtagh lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Murtagh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Murtagh in 1950 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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