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Murrey Family History

Murrey Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Murray.

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Currey, Furrey, Murren, Murry, Murray, Curry, Morrey, Murri

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Where is the Murrey family from?

You can see how Murrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murrey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 118 Murrey families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Murrey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Murrey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Murrey. 33% of Murrey men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Murrey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murrey were Farmers Son and 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farmers Son
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Murrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murrey 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Murrey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Murrey. For the veterans among your Murrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murrey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Murrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Murrey in 1952 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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