The surname is Scottish in origin.It is a regional name from Moray in north eastern Scotland,composed apparently from the Old Celtic elements meaning sea and settlement.The name can be traced to a Flemish settler,Hugh Freskin,who was granted the lands of Strabrock in West Lothian (Morayshire) by David the1st ,from which the surname was taken.The name may also be derived from the Old English ‘murie’ merry.In Ireland it can be used as an anglicization of the Gaelic name O’Muireadhaigh,from Muireadhach,meaning a mariner.Mac Giolla Mhuire has also been anglicised as Murray.The name is among the twenty most common surnames in Scotland,making it one of the most Scottish of names.The name dates back to the twelfth century were a William Moray is recorded in historical archives,the son of Freskin,who was granted the earldom of Sutherland.The Old Celtic name however is ancient dateing to early history and its Pictish bearers.The name was brought to America by English,Scottish and Irish immigrants.One of the first forefathers to bring this name to America is that of a David Mu… Coat of arms: Azure, a falco…
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