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Historical References

"MURRAY. Of territorial origin from the province of Moray. William de Moravia (lord of Petty) was witness to a royal charter to the Abbey of Holyrood, 1203 (LSC., p. 36). A little earlier he appears as William, son of Freskin (Inchaffray, p. 269). Hucting de Moravia witnessed confirmation of sale of the land of Scrogges, c. 1208-13 (REG., p. 76), and Malcolm de Moravia witnessed gift of a mark of silver annually to the Abbey of Arbroath, c. 1250 (RAA., i, p. 266), and also attested a charter by Malise, earl of Strathern, c. 1258 871 (LIM., xxxiii). William de Morreve rendered homage, 1296. His seal bears on a triangular shield three stars of six points, with a label of five points, S' Willelmi: de: Morevia (Bain, n, 784; Macdonald, 2050). Sir Andrew de Moravia, Hugh de Morreve, William de Morref of Ramsirgard, and Alan de Morref also rendered homage. Ricardus Murref was burgess of Aberdeen, 1317 (SCM., v, p. 10), and Sir Andrew Moray was designated ' 'panetarius Scotiae' in 1327. Emma de Moravia was spouse of John Schairp in Aberdeen, 1405 (Friars, 25), John de Murrefe de Ogylface in record, 1424 (LSC., p. 233), and Alexander de Moreff, juror on inquisition on lands of Tulloch, 1438 (RAA., n, 83). Harbard de Murraf held part of Easter Drumy, 1470 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 156), John of Murrafe was steward to Alexander, duke of Albany, 1476 (Home, 23), Sir Patrick Morra was a monk of Beauly in 1480, and Stephen Murreff was witness in Brechin, 1496 (REB., n, 139). Morray 1591, Murra 1491, Murrafe 1476, Murrai 1444, Murraue 1457, Murrave 1469, Mvry 1546, Mwrey 1732, Mwrray 1555; Mowrrey, Muref, Murref, Murrefe, Murreff, Murry, Mwry. The name Murray in Galloway is most likely from MACMURRAY, q.v. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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