Muriel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Muriel 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 Muriel family

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

Important Dates for the Muriel family

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

Muriel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Muriel family (pre 1700)

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

Muriel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Muriel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Felipe Muriel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Muriel (post 1700)

  • Mrs. Vivienne Muriel Morgan M.B.E., (b. 1943), British Founder and Proprietor of Northleigh House School, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Education [2]
  • Eileen Muriel Younghusband BEM (1921-2016), née Le Croissette, British filter officer Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in World War II
  • Ellen Muriel Deason (1919-2012), birth name of Kitty Wells, an American country music singer awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the nickname Queen of Country Music
  • Lieutenant Gordon Muriel Flowerdew (1885-1918), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War [3]
  • Diana Muriel Warnock (b. 1940), former Western Australian radio broadcaster, women's rights activist and state politician
  • Lady Ann Muriel Gammans (1898-1989), British Conservative politician
  • Mrs. Muriel Irwin B.E.M.,, British founding member of Diabetes Support Group for Dungannon, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Diabetes Care and the community in County Tyrone [2]
  • Muriel J. Caslake, Scottish researcher at the Institute of Biochemistry, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, known for her studies in coronary heart disease
  • Muriel Winifred Turner (b. 1927), née Price, Baroness Turner of Camden, a British Labour politician
  • Muriel Lustica, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
  3. ^ The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM). (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Gordon Flowerdew. Retrieved from
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