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Mcmurray Family History

Mcmurray Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Muireadhach ‘seafarer’ (see Murdock).

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


Similar surnames: Mcmurtry, Mcmorran, Mcmurphy, Murray, Mccorry, Mcmorrow, Mccurley

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Where is the Mcmurray family from?

You can see how Mcmurray families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcmurray family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcmurray families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 77 Mcmurray families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Mcmurray's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcmurray families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcmurray surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcmurray ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mcmurray. 20% of Mcmurray men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Mcmurray women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcmurray were Police Constable and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Medical Student
    14%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    14%
  • Police Constable
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Mcmurray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmurray census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmurray. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Mcmurray. For the veterans among your Mcmurray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcmurray lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmurray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcmurray in 1942 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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