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The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Morrow is Mac Murchadha.

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The surname Morrow was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Morrow family name. Variations found include McMorough, McMorogh, McMorrough, McMurrer and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrow research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Morrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Morrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Morrow family in North America:

Morrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Morrow, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Philip Morrow, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1757
  • David Morrow, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772
  • Elizabeth Morrow, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Richard Morrow, who landed in America in 1795

Morrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Morrow, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Agnes Morrow, who landed in America in 1805
  • Andrew Morrow, aged 26, arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1805
  • Andw Morrow, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James Morrow, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
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Morrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Morrow, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland
  • Nancy Morrow, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Peggy Morrow, aged 2, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Grace Morrow, aged 11 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Francis Morrow arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
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Morrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Morrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Jane Morrow a domestic servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • William Morrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846

Morrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Morrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Ellen Morrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • John Morrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Adam Morrow, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Morrow, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
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  • William Morrow (d. 1931), American publisher and founder of William Morrow and Company (1926)
  • Juliet Morrow (b. 1962), American archeologist and university professor
  • Douglas Morrow (1913-1994), American film screenwriter and producer
  • Doretta Morrow (1928-1968), American film actress and dancer
  • Brian L. Morrow, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2012
  • A. J. Morrow, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1908
  • Brice E. Morrow, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912
  • Bruce U. Morrow, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2001
  • C. A. Morrow, American politician, Carpenter; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Iowa, 1920
  • C. T. Morrow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
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Morrow Historic Events



RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Rowan Morrow (d. 1912), aged 30, Irish Third Class passenger from Rathfriland, Down who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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  • The Morrows, and Related Families, 1640-1978 by J.T. Morrow.
  • Morrow Cousins by Ophelia M. Phillips.
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Citations



    Other References

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    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Morrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morrow 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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