McMurra births between 1864 and 1913


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Surname Dictionary

Kavanagh Very numerous: all areas, particularly South East. Ir. Caomhánach, from first name Caomhán (friend). One of the few adjectival native names and a noted branch of the MacMurroughs of Leinster. It stands for Ó Cíobháin (Kevane) in Kerry. IF.
Mac Murchadha Mac Murrough: annamh: scaipthe. Bhí trí chlann: i dTír Eoghain, i Ros Comáin agus i Loch Garman. Rí-theaghlach Laighean dob ea an dream deireannach a shíolraigh ó Mhurchadh, sean-athair Dhiarmaid na nGall. Tugadh leas-ainmneacha ar na ranna éagsúla ina dhiaidh sin, mar shampla, Caomhánach, Cinnseallach, Méaranach. As an bpréamh chéanna Ó Murchadha agus Mac Dáibhidh Mór ach deineadh Murphy agus Davis astu san. Ainm an-choitianta dob ea Murchadh, i measc na mBrianach go sonrach. Ciallaíonn sé "laoch mara". Litriú nua: Mac Murchú - rud a cheileann an chiall.
MacMorrough rare: Sligo etc. Variant of Mac Morrow, q.v. See also Mac Murrough.
MacMorrow numerous: mainly Connacht. Ir. Mac Muireadhaigh (mariner). A name associated with the O'Rourkes of Breifne.
MacMurphy Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Mac Murchaidh. A sept of Oriel, they have become the ubiquitous Murphy, q.v. See also Murdoch.
MacMurray numerous: E Ulster etc. Ir. Mac Muireadhaigh, (mariner). Mod. Mac Muirí, a sept of Leitrim, but mainly Scottish from Galloway. SS.
MacMurrough rare: Dublin etc. Ir. Mac Murchadha, mod. Mac Murchú. First name Murchadh, sea-warrior. Three septs, best known being that of Leinster, descended from Murchadh, grand-father of Dermot who introduced the Normans to Ireland.
Molphy rare: Dublin etc. A variant of Murphy in Midlands. SI.
Morrow Very numerous: mainly Ulster. English toponymic generally; it may stand for Mac Morrow in W Ulster & Connacht.
Murphy Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster and South East. Ir. Ó Murchadha, modern Ó Murchú, "sea-warrior". The most numerous name in Ireland with 9,400 entries in the Telephone Directory. In Ulster they are generally Mac Murchadha, Mac Murchaidh; the royal house of Leinster, Mac Morrough (Wexford) was Mac Murchadha. The Murphys of Munster are said to be a branch of the Wexford group which was divided into Kinsella, Kavanagh, Hendrick, Mernagh, all of which see. There was another sept in Roscommon. The first name Murchadh is still used in the O'Brien family. IF & SGG.
 

Districts where McMurra and a second surname are found together

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Variants in the birth records, with totals

  • Kavanagh: 11394
  • Murphy: 80486
  • Cavanaugh: 2
  • MacMurray: 20
  • Kavanaugh: 2
  • MacMorrow: 1
  • MacMorrough: 2
  • Morrow: 4334
  • McMorrow: 1364
  • Mulphy: 4
  • McMorough: 2
  • Molphy: 61
  • McMorry: 64
  • McMurrough: 22
  • McMorrough: 5
  • McMorow: 1
  • McMarrow: 7
  • McMurra: 3
  • McMonow: 2
  • Morow: 2
  • Morrows: 2
  • Ravanagh: 4

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