Welcome to murch.org, the website for the Murch Surname Study. A surname study is somewhat specialised, yet broad in its outlook. Let me explain. 1. It is specialised in that it deals with one surname (and possibly a few variants). So, instead of researching the eighty-plus surnames in my own family tree (although I won’t ignore them altogether!), I will concentrate on the MURCH surname. 2. It has a broad outlook because it won’t just concentrate on the MURCHes who lived in Devon, England (for example). It won’t even concentrate on the MURCHes who lived in England. It is worldwide. If there were MURCHes who lived in India, or emigrated to Australia, or moved to the United States of America – they will be included in murch.org.
And women won’t be forgotten, either. If they married into the MURCH family, or were born a MURCH and changed their name when they married someone with a different name – they will be included, too.