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Murtagh Fraser is Jamie's godfather and companion.

Personal HistoryEdit

Around 1715, Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser attended the Gathering at Castle Leoch to try to woo the hand of Ellen MacKenzie. During the tynchal,[2] he killed a wounded boar single-handed with a dagger and Colum MacKenzie gave him the tusks, which were nearly a perfect double circle. He had them turned into a set of bracelets that he gave to Ellen, though she had chosen to marry Brian Fraser.

When Jamie was a week old, Murtagh knelt at Ellen's feet and swore an oath to her that he would follow Jamie always, to do his bidding, and guard his back when he became a man and needed service.

Events from the NovelsEdit

See Murtagh Fraser for information about Murtagh's character in the book series.

TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Outlander (TV series)

English actor Duncan Lacroix portrays Murtagh in the STARZ Outlander television adaptation. The character of Murtagh was greatly expanded in the TV series, with a major departure from the novels in Season Three when it was revealed that Murtagh survived the Battle of Culloden, and was imprisoned at Ardsmuir the entire time since the rebellion ended.

Season OneEdit

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Season TwoEdit

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Season ThreeEdit

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Season FourEdit

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AppearancesEdit

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Murtagh is an honorable man and a confidante to his godson, Jamie. He is fiercely protective of those he cares about, and if they are harmed, he will take revenge.

Physical AppearanceEdit

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RelationshipsEdit

Murtagh is godfather to Jamie Fraser, the son of his second cousin, Brian Fraser. Glenna FitzGibbons is his aunt by marriage.

NameEdit

  • Murtagh is an anglicized form of either Muirchertach ("mariner" in Gaelic) or Muiredach ("lord" in Irish).[3]
  • Fitzgibbons (alternatively Fitzgibbon) is derived from the name Gibb, a short form of the Norman personal name Gilbert. This name was originally derived from the name Gislebert, which is comprised of the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" or "noble youth," and berht "bright" or "famous." The name features the distinctive Irish patronymic prefix "fitz," which means "son of" in Anglo-French. The Gaelic form of the surname Fitzgibbon is Mac Giobúin.[4]
  • Fraser may be derived from Fredarius, Fresel or Freseau. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant.[5]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gabaldon, Diana. "EP211: Vengeance is Mine (SPOILERS!)." MSG: 86515.119. Diana Gabaldon. Books and Writers Community. Compuserve. Published 19 June 2016. Accessed 29 November 2017. 
  2. "Tinchel n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 4 Jul 2016 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/tinchel>
  3. Murtagh name meaning -- BehindtheName.com
  4. House of Names: Fitzgibbon – Accessed 19 April 2015.
  5. Way, George and Squire, Romily. Collins Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia. (Foreword by The Rt Hon. The Earl of Elgin KT, Convenor, The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs). Published in 1994. Pages 142 - 143.