Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names
Muire(adh)ach, a derivative of muir ‘sea’ (hence the
usual translation as ‘mariner’) and Murchadh ‘sea
battler’. These may originally have been patronymics, the prefix
Mac having been dropped at a later stage.
- Irish (Ulster): when not of Scottish origin, a variant of Murtagh.
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