Early Origins of the MacMorran family
The surname MacMorran was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the MacMorran family
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MacMorran Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacMorran, MacMoran, MacMurrin, MacMorrion, MacMorane and many more.
Early Notables of the MacMorran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacMorran family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward McMorran settled in New York in 1774; Jane McMoran settled in South Carolina with her husband and children in 1823.
The MacMorran Motto
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: Virtus virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtue is its own reward.