Murtrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name Murtrie. It was a name for a noted mariner or a sea captain.
Early Origins of the Murtrie family
The surname Murtrie was first found in on the isle of 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.
Important Dates for the Murtrie family
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Murtrie Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Murtrie has been spelled MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.
Early Notables of the Murtrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Murtrie family to Ireland
Some of the Murtrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Murtrie migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Murtrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Hugh Murtrie, aged 44, a weaver, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
- Agnes Murtrie, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
- Janet Murtrie, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
Contemporary Notables of the name Murtrie (post 1700)
- W. H. Murtrie, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html