Early Origins of the McMurren family
The surname McMurren 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 McMurren family
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McMurren Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacMorran, MacMoran, MacMurrin, MacMorrion, MacMorane and many more.
Early Notables of the McMurren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McMurren family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McMurren Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agnes McMurren, aged 45, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1907
- John McMurren, aged 19, who settled in America from Southampton, in 1907
- Lizzie McMurren, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1907
- Sarah McMurren, aged 16, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1907
- George McMurren, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
The McMurren 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.