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Origins of the Muirhead surname

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About the Muirheads

We have a total number of 21710 records for people with the last name Muirhead.

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Where do most Muirheads live?

In 1921, most Muirheads lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Muirheads

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 16,500 records for the Muirhead surname. The oldest one dates back to 1658.

Who were Muirheads most likely to marry?

Wilsons

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Muirheads.

What are the most common Muirhead first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Margaret
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Muirhead family members

Common jobs for Muirheads

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

Common Female occupations for Muirheads in 1921
Dressmaker

82

Domestic Servant

70

Housekeeper

68

F S

52

House Keeper

52

Common Male occupations for Muirheads in 1921
Coal Miner

202

Farmer

102

Joiner

76

Baker

67

Carter

67

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