Surnames/tags: Murray Moray Murry
New crest (lower right) - A demi-savage, the upper half of a wreathed, shirtless man, holding a sword in his right hand and a key in his left. An older badge (center) depicts a mermaid holding a mirror in one hand and a comb in the other, with the motto "Tout prêt", Old French for "Quite ready".
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ
There has been some action lately on G2G concerning One Name Studies (ONS) and placing stickers on profiles indicating they are part of a study. There is a group on Wikitree who believe 1) stickers should only appear on a profile AFTER permission has been given by the profile manager; 2) stickers should appear only on profiles that are actively being worked on, and 3) some people don't want a lot of stickers and categories cluttering up their profiles.
There is another group who feels just the opposite. I am part of that group. As the U.S. Genealogist for Clan Murray, I feel an obligation to include as many Murrays as possible in the ONS I manage. It is a slow process, since there are over 23,000 in all, but I'm slowly whittling away at them. Along the way, I'm also adopting orphans, if for no other reason than to have someone to contact should questions arise.
Most of the profiles I'm adding the stickers to haven't had any activity for months, or years, so it's not like someone is actively working on them anyway. How long should I wait to get permission from an unresponsive manager? If I place a sticker on a profile and you, as the manager or a contributor, don't want it there, delete it. I don't know why you would, but that's your right as contributor.
I'm putting the ONS sticker on profiles simply as a means of creating a list of sorts and showing visitors to the profiles that someone cares about the individuals there. If it encourages you to add the ONS sticker to your own Murray ancestors, great! If it piques your interest into finding out a little more about the person, or adding a source or two, that's great, too. Let's make the Murray One Name Study one of the largest, and maybe most active, on Wikitree.
About the Project
The Murray Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Murray name and some of its more common variations. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Murray name and its variants.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Murrays), by time period (18th Century Murrays), or by topic (Murray DNA, Murray Occupations, Murray Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
- British Surnames: Murray
- Internet Surname Dababase: Murray
More specialized online links can be found below.
How to Join
To join the Murray Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
Members of the Study
- Michael Thomas - U.S. Genealogist, Murray Clan Society of North America
- Joyce Rivette - Earliest known Murray is Michael Murray in County Louth, Ireland, born about 1800
- Paula Franklin - Searching for my McMurray family before 1800 in Georgia. It could be possibly one of the other variations of the name including Murray.
Here are some of the current Wikitree pages included in the study. I'll be working with them, and could use your help!
- Murray Genealogists on Wikitree
- Clan Murray on Wikitree
- Murray Ancestors on Wikitree
- South Africans (including Murrays)"' on Wikitree
- South African Notables (including Murrays) on Wikitree
NOTE: Most Clans had Allied Families (AKA Septs, a negative term) that lived in the area of the Clan's influence and interacted with the Clan in many ways. In your research, don't overlook Clan Murray's Allied Families -- Balneaves, Neaves, Dinsmore, Dunsmore, Fleming, Piper, Pyper, Smail, Small, Smeal, and Spaulding.
If this isn't enough, the ACTUAL list of Allied Families is this one: Balneaves, Buttar, Butter, Butters, Flamanc, Flamang, Flamench, Flamyng, Fleeman, Fleeming, Flemen, Fleming, Flemmynge, Flemyn, Flemyne, Flemyng, Flemynge, Fleymen, Fleyming, Fliming, Flymen, Flymyng, MacKinnoch, MacKmurrie, MacMurray, MacMurre, MacMurree, MacMurrie, MacMurry, MacMurrye, MacMury, Mirrey, Monchryf, Moncref, Moncrefe, Moncreife, Moncreiff, Moncreiffe, Moncrief, Moncriefe, Moncrieff, Moncrieffe, Moncrif, Moncrife, Moncriffe, Monkreff, Monkreth, Montcreffe, Montcrief, Montcrif, Moray, Morray, Morrow, Mouncref, Mowray, Mulmurray, Mulmury, Muncrefe, Muncreff, Muncreif, Muncreiffe, Muncreyfe, Muncrif, Muncrife, Munkrethe, Muray, Murra, Murrai, Murraue, Murray, Murrie, Murry, Mury, Neaves, Pepper, Phylemen, Piper, Pyper, Ratray, Ratre, Ratteray, Rattray, Retrey, Rettra, Rettray, Rotray, Smail, Smaill, Smal, Smale, Small, Smalle, Smaw, Smeal, Smeall, Spaden, Spadine, Spaldene, Spaldeng, Spalding, Spaldyn, Spaldyng, Spaldynge.
Finally, these families may wear any of several Murray tartans: Abercairnie, Abercairny, Athol, Atholl, Balneaves, Buttar, Butter, Butters, Dinsmore, Dunbar, Dunsmore, Elibank, Flamanc, Flamang, Flamench, Flamyng, Fleeman, Fleeming, Flemen, Fleming, Flemmynge, Flemyn, Flemyne, Flemyng, Flemynge, Fleymen, Fleyming, Fliming, Flymen, Flymyng, Mackinnoch, Mackmurrie, Macmurray, Macmurre, Macmurree, Macmurrie, Macmurry, Macmurrye, Macmury, Mirrey, Monchryf, Moncref, Moncrefe, Moncreife, Moncreiff, Moncreiffe, Moncrief, Moncriefe, Moncrieff, Moncrieffe, Moncrif, Moncrife, Moncriffe, Monkreff, Monkreth, Montcreffe, Montcrief, Montcrif, Moray, Morray, Mouncref, Mowray, Mulmurray, Mulmury, Muncrefe, Muncreff, Muncreif, Muncreiffe, Muncreyfe, Muncrif, Muncrife, Munkrethe, Muray, Murra, Murrai, Murraue, Murrie, Murry, Mury, Neaves, Pepper, Phylemen, Piper, Pyper, Ratray, Ratre, Ratteray, Rattray, Retrey, Rettra, Rettray, Rotray, Smail, Smaill, Smal, Smale, Small, Smalle, Smaw, Smeal, Smeall, Spaden, Spadine, Spaldene, Spaldeng, Spalding, Spaldyn, Spaldyng, Spaldynge, Tullibardine
- Murray Clan Society of North America -- Contact U.S. Genealogist [email@example.com] or Canadian Genealogist [firstname.lastname@example.org] -- Obviously, membership in the Clan is encouraged from all Murrays and Allied Families. Information can be found on this site.
- Family trees and related information are being sought for the Clan's archives. Go to the Clan page, find the Downloads link and complete the Genealogy Data Form. Email the completed form to the U.S. Genealogist [email@example.com]. All forms are scanned and are being cataloged in an index that will be available to researchers. Participation in this effort is strictly voluntary.
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
- McMurray -  - Formal One Name Study on Wikitree
If you would like a link to another surname, please contact me and I will add it to the list.
Other Variant Surnames also exist. Most are of Irish or Scottish origin, but may also be from other locations - England, Wales, Isle of Man, etc.
Emigrant families may be found in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, among others.
External tools and resources
- "What's the Point of a One-Name Study?" - YouTube video by Helen Osborn of the Guild of One Name Studies.
- Lists of name links - Some useful, others maybe not.
- Map your data - A nice way to view family distribution
- Y-STR markers - Markers used in yDNA research and how are they significant.
- Are you a MURRAY, or a member of an Allied Family? Jan 27, 2021.
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