The name Murdie is an age-old Dalriadan-Scottish nickname
for a seagoing warrior.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Mhurchaidh,
which means son of the sea warrior.
Early Origins of the Murdie family
The surname Murdie was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, 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 Murdie family
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Murdie Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Murdie has appeared as MacMurdo, MacMurdie, MacMurdy, Murdoson, MacMurdiston and many more.
Early Notables of the Murdie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Murdie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Murdie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- M. Murdie, aged 29, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MACEDON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/macedon1853.shtml