Show ContentsO'Murry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The O'Murry surname in Ireland is an Anglicization of two different Gaelic names: O Muireadhaigh, and Mac Muireadhaigh.

Early Origins of the O'Murry family

The surname O'Murry was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the O'Murry family

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O'Murry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Murry, Murray and others.

Early Notables of the O'Murry family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the O'Murry family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John McMurray, one of the Scotch-Irish, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772; Alex McMurray, who came to New York city in 1811.

The O'Murry 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: Imperio
Motto Translation: By command, on Facebook