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Mur Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the places containing mur ‘wall’. Slovenian: from mur ‘black’ also ‘black animal’ or ‘cricket’ (the insect) as a nickname most likely applied to a man with dark hair or complexion. Compare Moore .

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

Similar surnames: Mun, Mura, Tur, Mar, Mir, Mu, Muro, Bur, Muri, Zur

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Where is the Mur family from?

You can see how Mur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mur family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mur families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Mur families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mur's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mur families in 1911.
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What did your Mur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mur. 54% of Mur men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Mur women worked as a Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farm Hand
  • Barber
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mur 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 850 immigration records available for the last name Mur. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mur. For the veterans among your Mur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mur lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2002, in the United States, Mur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Mur in 1965 was 76, and 86 in 2002.

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