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Murrah Early Origins



The surname Murrah was first found in Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster, where they held a family seat as chiefs where with a castle at Rathcline. After the Norman Conquest of England, Irish history was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Westmeath.

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Murrah Spelling Variations


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Murrah Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Murrigan, Murrin, Murrain, Merrigan, Murricane, Murrigain, Maragan, Merrigan, Marrican, O'Murrigan, O'Murrin, O'Merrigan, O'Murricane, O'Murrigain, O'Merrigan, O'Merrigan, O'Merregan and many more.

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Murrah Early History


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Murrah Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murrah research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1807 is included under the topic Early Murrah History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Murrah Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Murrah Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Murrah 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Murrah Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dennis Murrah, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Murrah Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Murrah, who landed in Virginia in 1702

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Contemporary Notables of the name Murrah (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Murrah (post 1700)



  • William Belton Murrah (1852-1925), American Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
  • William Ervin "Cap" Murrah (1900-1956), American professional NFL football player
  • Alfred Paul Murrah (1904-1975), American attorney and judge, eponym of The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, destroyed in the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing
  • Pendleton Murrah (1826-1865), American politician, 10th Governor of Texas (1863-1865)
  • Roger Murrah (b. 1946), American songwriter and music publisher, inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995

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Murrah Family Crest Products


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Murrah 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Murrah Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Murrah 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 2 October 2003 at 16:06.

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