Type Surname (from location)
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmɜɹ.i/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray (Gaelic Moireabh), possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "seashore, coast". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantMurray(Scottish)
Same SpellingMurray 2


Entry updated January 21, 2022