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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Murry. The name was found in the county of Moray in the northeast of Scotland, but some historians describe the Clan's forbears as originally Flemish, some as Lowland Scots. More enlightened research places them as descendents of MacAngus de Moravia, who was descended from King Duncan of Scotland and who was the first Earl of Murray.

Murry Early Origins



The surname Murry was first found in Moray, where the Clan founder, Freskin, received a grant of the lands of Strathbrock in 1100 AD. He was descended from the first Earl, and his grandson, William, married the heiress of the Bothwell Clan in Lanarkshire. His sons founded many other houses, including the Murrays of Tullibardine, who later became the Dukes of Atholl, and Chiefs of the Clan. At the same time, an early branch in the north had given origin to the Earls of Sutherland. Andrew Moray (died 1297) also known as Andrew de Moray, Andrew of Moray, or Andrew Murray, was prominent in the Scottish Wars of Independence. He led the rising in north Scotland in the summer of 1297 against the occupation by King Edward I of England. He was mortally wounded in the fighting at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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Murry Spelling Variations


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Murry Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Murry has appeared Murray, Murrey, Moray, Morey, Morrey, Morry, Murry and many more.

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Murry Early History


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Murry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murry research. Another 640 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1170, 1100, 1255, 1297, 1320, 1333, 1360, 1629, 1703, 1446, 1586, 1598, 1598, 1715, 1745, 1765, 1608, 1673, 1660, 1724, 1600, 1655, 1631, 1703, 1640, 1650, 1716, 1691, 1701, 1663, 1719, 1710, 1715, 1663, 1734 and are included under the topic Early Murry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Murry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Murry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Robert Moray (Murrey, Murray) (1608-1673), a Scottish soldier, statesman, diplomat, judge, spy, freemason and natural philosopher; John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, KT, PC (1660-1724) was a Scottish nobleman, Knight of the Thistle, politician, and soldier; William Murray, 1st Earl of Dysart...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Murry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Murry In Ireland


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Murry In Ireland



Some of the Murry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Murry:

Murry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniell Murry, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Alexander Murry, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Jane Murry, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Alice Murry, who landed in Maryland in 1671-1673

Murry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Murry, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Henry Murry, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • William Murry, who arrived in New England in 1720
  • Margart Murry, aged 27, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774-1775
  • Lewis Murry, who arrived in Maryland in 1775

Murry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Murry, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Betsy Murry, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Francis Murry, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Edmund Murry, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Samuel Murry, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Murry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Murry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • William Murry, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Owen Murry, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Philip Murry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • Catherine Murry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841

Murry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Murry, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Catherine Murry, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Murry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Murry (post 1700)



  • William Murry, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1791-93
  • Samuel F. Murry, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 15th District, 1895-96
  • Michael Murry, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Marjorie Murry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 11th District, 1980
  • Paul Murry (1911-1989), American cartoonist and comics artist
  • Donald Franklin Murry (b. 1900), former professional American football player
  • John Middleton Murry Jr. (1926-2002), English writer
  • John Middleton Murry (1889-1957), British writer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tout PrÍt
Motto Translation: Quite ready.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  11. ...

The Murry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Murry 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 26 October 2016 at 15:53.

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