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Mcmurrough Name Meaning

Irish:: Anglicized form (in Leinster) of Mac Murchadha ‘son of Murchadh’ a personal name meaning ‘sea warrior’. The spelling gh indicates the original guttural fricative sound of the internal -ch-. Elsewhere in Roscommon and Tyrone the usual Anglicized form was Murphy (the same phonetic change as in English laugh cough etc.). Diarmait Mac Murchadha (Dermot McMurrough) was intermittently king of Leinster from 1126–7 After being deposed in 1166 he requested help from Henry II to reclaim his kingdom which resulted in the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169 under the leadership of Richard de Clare Earl of Pembroke (known as ‘Strongbow’) an event that brought many Anglo-Norman surnames to Ireland. A powerful Irish family of this lineage were also known as Kavanagh after Dermot's son. Anglicized form (in Leinster) of Mac Murchadha ‘son of Murchadh’ a personal name meaning ‘sea warrior’. A powerful family of this name were also known as Kavanagh . The spelling gh indicates the original guttural fricative sound of the internal -ch-. Elsewhere (especially in Roscommon and Tyrone) the usual Anglicized form of the Irish name was Murphy .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mccullough, Burrough, Murdough, Kimbrough, Malbrough, Mcmorrow

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You can see how Mcmurrough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcmurrough family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Mcmurrough families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Mcmurrough families living in Lancashire. This was about 39% of all the recorded Mcmurrough's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcmurrough families in 1891.
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What did your Mcmurrough ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcmurrough. 100% of Mcmurrough men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Mcmurrough women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 161 military records available for the last name Mcmurrough. For the veterans among your Mcmurrough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmurrough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mcmurrough in 1966 was 72, and 68 in 2004.

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