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Origins of the McMurtry surname

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About the McMurtrys

We have a total number of 1010 records for people with the last name McMurtry.

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Where do most McMurtrys live?

In 1921, most McMurtrys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McMurtrys

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We have 188 records for the McMurtry surname. The oldest one dates back to 1900.

Who were McMurtrys most likely to marry?

Mc Murtrys



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What are the most common McMurtry first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for McMurtrys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for McMurtrys in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Clerical Assistant Grade I


Clerical Class


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for McMurtrys in 1921




Master Mariner




Police Constable


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