Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish
Scotland by people descended from Viking settlers. It is derived from the Gaelic MacGhillie Mhoire, meaning "son of the servant of St. Mary."
Early Origins of the MacGhillemhoire family
Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas), 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the MacGhillemhoire family
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MacGhillemhoire Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Morrison, Morison, Morieson and many more.
Early Notables of the MacGhillemhoire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacGhillemhoire family to Ireland
Some of the MacGhillemhoire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacGhillemhoire family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Morrison who settled in Boston in 1767; along with: Darby 1766; James 1765; John 1822; Michael 1822; Elizabeth 1635; Francis Morrison settled in Virginia in 1650.
The MacGhillemhoire 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: Sunt tria haec unum
Motto Translation: These three things are one
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