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Murchison Family History

Murchison Name Meaning

Scottish (northwestern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchaidh ‘son of Murchadh’ a Gaelic name meaning ‘sea warrior’; see Murchie Murphy . The Gaelic patronymic prefix Mac has been translated into the English patronymic suffix -son.

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

Similar surnames: Hutchison, Hutchinson, Cubbison, Murchie, Atchison, Ritchison

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Where is the Murchison family from?

You can see how Murchison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murchison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murchison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 75 Murchison families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 50% of all the recorded Murchison's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Murchison families in 1911.
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What did your Murchison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Murchison. 60% of Murchison men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Murchison women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murchison were Contractor and Musician. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
  • Contractor

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Income
  • At Home
  • Musician
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Murchison. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Murchison. For the veterans among your Murchison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murchison lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Murchison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Murchison in 1948 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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