When James Madison Murray was born on 2 October 1859, in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States, his father, John Newton Murray, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker, was 33. He married Cora Foster before 1883, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1891. He died on 7 February 1905, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.
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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