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Mura Name Meaning

German: altered form of some similar (like-sounding) German or perhaps French surname. It is also common in France (Alsace) where it was first recorded in the form Morrau later Murra(w). Italian (southern Sardinia): topographic name or nickname from Sardinian mura ‘mulberry’ or ‘blackberry’. Catalan: habitational name from Mura in Barcelona. French: rare variant of Mure . Czech: from a pet form of Muric a personal name equivalent to Maurice (see Morris ). Japanese: written 村 ‘village’. It is an ornamental name now rare in Japan. Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Occurrences in America probably originated in the Ryūkyū Islands or may be shortened forms of other names containing this word.

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

Similar surnames: Mora, Mula, Mira, Omura, Dura, Muro, Maura, Mars, Moura, Musa

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Where is the Mura family from?

You can see how Mura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Mura families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 60% of all the recorded Mura's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Mura families in 1911.
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What did your Mura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mura. 34% of Mura men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Mura women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mura were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Foreman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mura. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mura. For the veterans among your Mura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mura lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mura in 1952 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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