Murat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Murat comes from the Latin "murus," meaning wall, and as a surname, the name was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near such a fortification, or who was named after a place so-named.

Early Origins of the Murat family

The surname Murat was first found in Aragon, in the Jaca mountains of Spain.

Important Dates for the Murat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murat research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1617 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Murat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Murat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Muro, Muriel, Murillo, Mur, Murat, Mura and others.

Early Notables of the Murat family (pre 1700)

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Murat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Murat migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Murat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Claude Murat, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • André Murat, who settled in Louisiana in 1756
Murat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Prince Murat, aged 21, who settled in New York in 1823
  • A. Murat, who settled in New York, NY in 1823
  • Jacques Murat, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Emanuel Murat, who settled in New Orleans in 1844
  • Johannes Murat, who settled in New York, NY in 1887

Murat migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Murat Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cecile Murat, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814

Contemporary Notables of the name Murat (post 1700)

  • Antoine J. Murat, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1873-81, 1909 [1]
  • Joachim Murat, Grand Duke of Berg and Clèves, King of Naples, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Napoléon Lucien Charles Murat (1803-1878), French senator
  • Joachim Murat (1767-1815), French military leader
  • René Murat Auberjonois (1940-2019), American actor and singer, known for his role as Father Mulcahy in MASH (1970), Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (1989), and as Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Jule Murat Hannaford (1850-1934), American president of Northern Pacific Railway (1913 to 1920)
  • Murat Bernard "Chic" Young (1901-1973), American cartoonist who created the popular, long-running comic strip Blondie

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Joachim Murat. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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