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Murra Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Scottish Murray. Italian (Sicily): topographic name from Sicilian murra ‘large rock’, ‘mass of rocks’ or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Mura, Murray, Murrah, Mirra, Marra, Mula, Dura, Morra, Murga, Muro

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Where is the Murra family from?

You can see how Murra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Murra families living in Northumberland. This was about 35% of all the recorded Murra's in the UK. Northumberland had the highest population of Murra families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murra ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Murra. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Murra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murra 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Murra. 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 387 military records available for the last name Murra. For the veterans among your Murra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murra lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Murra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Murra in 1963 was 76, and 83 in 2004.

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