Early Origins of the McMurran family
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.
Early History of the McMurran family
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McMurran Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacMorran, MacMoran, MacMurrin, MacMorrion, MacMorane and many more.
Early Notables of the McMurran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McMurran family to the New World and Oceana
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Elwy McMurran Yost (1925-2011), Canadian television host
The McMurran 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.