Arthur Luscombe MURRAY

Brief Life History of Arthur Luscombe

When Arthur Luscombe MURRAY was born on 2 February 1910, in Groote Hoek, Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Arthur Everitt Murray, was 40 and his mother, Ethel Marian LUSCOMBE, was 35. He married Mercy Elaine Weir on 23 February 1935, in Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 24 May 1985, in Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 75.

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Arthur Luscombe MURRAY
Mercy Elaine Weir
Marriage: 23 February 1935
Jeanette Eleanor MURRAY
Richard Arthur MURRAY

Sources (5)

  • Arthur Luscombe Murray, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • Arthur Lus... Murray in entry for Jeanette Eleanor Murray, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"
  • Arthur Luscombe Murray in entry for Richard Arthur Murray, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"

World Events (8)


Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.


South Africa supports Allies in World War I.


South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

Name Meaning

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 .

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

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