Last name: MURRAY

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MURRAY : This last name is indexed 879,127 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MURRAY : 1: Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.2: Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray.3: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray.4: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of Mary’. See also Gilmore.5: In some cases also an Americanized form of Arabic Merhi.

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