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Moorehead Surname History



Moorehead is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in Lanark, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Moorehead family


The surname Moorehead was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. Today, Muirhead is a small suburb of Glasgow, about 7 miles North-East of the city center.

Early History of the Moorehead family


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Moorehead Spelling Variations


In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Moorehead has been spelled Muirhead, Morehead, Moorhead, Moorehead, Murehead and others.

Early Notables of the Moorehead family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Moorehead family to Ireland


Some of the Moorehead family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Moorehead family to the New World and Oceana


Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Moorehead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Moorehead, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Moorehead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Moorehead, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Moorehead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Moorehead, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Moorehead, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Moorehead, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • J Moorehead, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • J M Moorehead, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moorehead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Moorehead, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Rimutaka" in 1886

Contemporary Notables of the name Moorehead (post 1700)


  • Frederick B. Moorehead (1875-1944), Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry (1913-1924)
  • John Alston Moorehead (1882-1931), American head football coach for Western University of Pennsylvania
  • Tom Van Horn Moorehead (1898-1979), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1961-1963)
  • Kindal Jerome Moorehead (b. 1978), American NFL football defensive tackle
  • Warren King Moorehead (1866-1939), American archaeologist, known as the "Dean of American archaeology", eponym of the Moorehead Phase and the Moorehead Circle
  • Emery Moorehead (b. 1954), American NFL football player who played from 1977 through 1988
  • Agnes Robertson Moorehead (1900-1974), American Primetime Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award winning film and television actress, best known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Agnes Moorehead. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Agnes Moorehead. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Moorehead
  • Aaron Moorehead. (b. 1980), American football player
  • Monica Moorehead (b. 1952), American politician
  • Caroline Moorehead OBE (b. 1944), English human rights journalist and biographer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Agnes Moorehead. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Agnes Moorehead. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Moorehead


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