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The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name McMurrer is Mac Murchadha.

McMurrer Early Origins



The surname McMurrer was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McMurrer Spelling Variations


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McMurrer Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McMurrer that are preserved in archival documents are McMorough, McMorogh, McMorrough, McMurrer and others.

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McMurrer Early History


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McMurrer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMurrer research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early McMurrer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMurrer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMurrer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McMurrer 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McMurrer name: James McMorrow, Henry McMorrow and John McMorrow, who were all on record arriving in New York in 1804; as well as Denis McMorrow, who came to St. John, New Brunswick in 1842..

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurrer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurrer (post 1700)



  • Robert McMurrer (b. 1981), born Bobby William Shelton, an American actor, known for his work on Deadgirl (2008), Iron Man (2008) and Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Erin McMurrer, American chef, known for her contribution to Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen (2012-2014)

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McMurrer Family Crest Products


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McMurrer Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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    The McMurrer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMurrer 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 24 August 2015 at 08:50.

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