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Multiple Origins for the Surname Murrow



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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. 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).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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