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
Early Notables of the O'Murry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Murry family to the New World and Oceana
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 Translation: By command,