When Mary Murray was born on 15 October 1853, in Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Murray, was 31 and her mother, Jane Nichol, was 27. She married George Gartley on 27 December 1883, in Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 July 1894, in London, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America, at the age of 40, and was buried in Pond Mills, London Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.
Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.
Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .
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