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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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

Murrow Early Origins



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

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Murrow Spelling Variations


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Murrow Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Murrow were encountered in the archives: McMorough, McMorogh, McMorrough, McMurrer and others.

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Murrow Early History


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Murrow Early History



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

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Murrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Murrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Murrow 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Murrow:

Murrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James, Jonas, and Neile Murrow were deported to Boston by Cromwell in 1651
  • James Murrow, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Jonas Murrow, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Neile Murrow, who landed in America in 1652
  • John Murrow, who landed in Massachusetts in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Murrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Murrow, aged 38, a painter, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Sarah Murrow, aged 38, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Harriet F. Murrow, aged 11, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Margaret Murrow, aged 8, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Charles Murrow, aged 7, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Murrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Murrow (post 1700)



  • Edward Roscoe Murrow KBE (1908-1965), born Egbert Roscoe Murrow, an American journalist and newscaster, who is regarded as the father of broadcast journalism and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. 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).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Murrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Murrow 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 23 November 2016 at 16:27.

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