When Mary E Murray was born on 15 May 1863, in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States, her father, John Newton Murray, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker, was 36. She died on 12 October 1870, in her hometown, at the age of 7.
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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