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From: "Charles A. Wyly" <>
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Murdy/ McKeever
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 16:01:45 -0500
Just asking- was the M in print or Script writing? Sure is close to the
name of Purdy of Texas High Plains- amarillo to Lubbock. Alta Purdy
married James Allen Wyly in Hereford, Texas area, 1920's.
I know I had some teachers in 1930's who made Walking stick Capitol M
which might resemble a sloppy (to us) P.
Charles A. Wyly
On Sun, 04 Aug 2002 16:32:53 -0400 "Nancy M. Lyons" <>
> Hello all,
> Has anyone run across the surname Murdy? Robert Murdy married
> Lucinda McKeever in the townland of Maghera County Londonderry in
> 1867. They were married in the Church of Ireland, however I suspect
> a Presbyterian background for at least Lucinda. I checked The Book
> of Scots-Irish Surnames by Bell, and could find no reference to
> Murdy. In The Surnames of Ireland I see Mac Murdy as being a Co
> Cavan variant of Mac Muircheartaigh: see Mac BreartyMac Mordie is
> another variant in Ulster. Can anyone shed any light on the name
> Murdy? I find none in Griffiths in that area. There is a John
> McKeaver Jr in the Tithe Applotment in Maghera.