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Murga Family History

Murga Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Murga in Navarre province. Romanian (Murgã) and Greek (Mourgas): nickname meaning ‘dark-skinned’, from Romanian murg ‘black’. The Greek name was also used to denote a Greek of Aromanian origin. It is sometimes found in combinations such as Mourgagiannis ‘dark-skinned John’ or ‘Aromanian John’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Morga, Murgia, Murgo, Mula, Mura, Muro, Mega, Minga, Murra, Musa

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Where is the Murga family from?

You can see how Murga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murga family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Murga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Murga families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Murga's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Murga families in 1920.
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What did your Murga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Murga. 59% of Murga men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • New Worker
  • Chipper
  • Jornalero
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Murga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murga 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Murga. 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 183 military records available for the last name Murga. For the veterans among your Murga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murga lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Murga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Murga in 1952 was 50, and 63 in 2004.

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