William Murdoch

1797–
Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Murdoch was christened on 7 May 1797, in Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Murdock, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kinnenburgh, was 23.

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Family Time Line

George Murdock
1772–1841
Mary Elizabeth Kinnenburgh
1774–
George Murdock
1795–
William Murdoch
1797–
Robert Murdock
1798–
James Murdock
1798–1817
Robert Murdock
1804–
Alexander Murdock
1808–
May Murdock
1810–
Elizabeth Murdock
1814–
James Murdock
1817–

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muire(adh)ach, a derivative of muir ‘sea’ (hence the usual translation as ‘mariner’) and Murchadh ‘sea battler’. These may originally have been patronymics, the prefix Mac having been dropped at a later stage.2 Irish (Ulster): when not of Scottish origin, a variant of Murtagh .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • William Morduch, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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