Murat Surname History

Early Origins of the Murat family

The surname Murat was first found in Mantua, anciently Mantova, a fortified city of Lombardy, capital of the province of Mantua. In 568 the Lombards took Mantua, lost it and recovered in 601. It passed to the Norman Geoffry, Duke of Lorraine in the 11th century but afterwards reverted to the Lombard League. Frederico II was first Duke of Mantua. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Important Dates for the Murat family

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Murat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Muraro, Murari, Mararo, Mauro, Meraro, Mourar and many more.

Early Notables of the Murat family (pre 1700)

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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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