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Murthy Family History

Murthy Name Meaning

Indian (Karnataka): Hindu name from Sanskrit murti ‘manifestation’, ‘image’. As a personal name, this appears to have evolved from the final element of compound names such as Ramamurthy ‘manifestation of Rama’ and Krishnamurthy ‘manifestation of Krishna’. It is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a surname among South Indians in the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Muth, Murley, Murphy, Merry, Murto, Martha, Marty, Furth, Murray

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Where is the Murthy family from?

You can see how Murthy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murthy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murthy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Murthy families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Murthy's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Murthy families in 1911.
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What did your Murthy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Murthy. 82% of Murthy men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    82%
  • Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Murthy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murthy 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 800 immigration records available for the last name Murthy. 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 200 military records available for the last name Murthy. For the veterans among your Murthy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murthy lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, Murthy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Murthy in 1970 was 74, and 74 in 2004.

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