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McMurran Early Origins



The surname McMurran was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McMurran Spelling Variations


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McMurran Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacMorran, MacMoran, MacMurrin, MacMorrion, MacMorane and many more.

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McMurran Early History


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McMurran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMurran research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 159 and 1595 are included under the topic Early McMurran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMurran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMurran Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McMurran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McMurran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo. McMurran, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1893
  • Josephine McMurran, aged 1, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1893

McMurran Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William McMurran, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1917
  • Geo McMurran, aged 18, who settled in America from L'pool, in 1919
  • James McMurran, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1919
  • John Shaw McMurran, aged 32, who landed in America from Wallsend, England, in 1920
  • J. McMurran, who emigrated to America from Orrell, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurran (post 1700)



  • Lewis Archer McMurran Jr. (1914-1989), American Democrat politician, member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1948 until 1977
  • Lewis A. McMurran Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948; Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1950

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtue is its own reward.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The McMurran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMurran Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 January 2016 at 11:43.

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