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Where did the Irish Morine family come from? What is the Irish Morine family crest and coat of arms? When did the Morine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Morine family history?Many Irish surnames come from the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Morine is O Morain or O Moghrain, and is most likely derived from the word "mor" which means "big."
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Morine revealed spelling variations, including Moran, O'Moran, Murrin, Murran and others.
First found in County Mayo.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morine research. Another 413 words(30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Morine name:
Morine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Lucent in tenebris
Motto Translation: They shine in darkness.
The Morine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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