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MURRAY : De Moravia. Some deduce this family from a warlike people called the Moravu, who came from Germany into Scotland, and affixed their own nomenclature to that district now called the shire of Moray. The root of the name is the same whether Moravian or Gaelic, and signifies the groat water, from mort great, and an or av, water.



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