Murat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Murat family

The surname Murat was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Murat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murat research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1261, 1455, 1500, 1576, 1643, 1700, 1788, 1789, 1800, 1805, 1808, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Murat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Murat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Murat, Muratt, Murrat, Murratt, Muratte, Muratet, Murratet, Muret, Murret, Muron, Murron, Mur, Mureau, Murreau, Mureaux, Murreaux, Muraut, Murault, Murrault, Mureux, Lemur, Lamure and many more.

Early Notables of the Murat family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Murat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Murat migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Murat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Claude Murat, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • André Murat, who settled in Louisiana in 1756
Murat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Prince Murat, aged 21, who settled in New York in 1823
  • A. Murat, who settled in New York, NY in 1823
  • Jacques Murat, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Emanuel Murat, who settled in New Orleans in 1844
  • Johannes Murat, who settled in New York, NY in 1887

Murat migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Murat Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cecile Murat, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814

Contemporary Notables of the name Murat (post 1700)

  • Antoine J. Murat, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1873-81, 1909 [1]
  • Joachim Murat, Grand Duke of Berg and Clèves, King of Naples, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Napoléon Lucien Charles Murat (1803-1878), French senator
  • Joachim Murat (1767-1815), French military leader
  • Jule Murat Hannaford (1850-1934), American president of Northern Pacific Railway (1913 to 1920)
  • Murat Bernard "Chic" Young (1901-1973), American cartoonist who created the popular, long-running comic strip Blondie

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Joachim Murat. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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