Last name origin & meaning:
Irish (Kerry): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal
name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceardach
‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Meath and Monaghan name of the
same form is Anglicized as Murtagh.
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