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MacMorrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the MacMorrow family

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

Early History of the MacMorrow family

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Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early MacMorrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacMorrow Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name MacMorrow dating from that time include McMorough, McMorogh, McMorrough, McMurrer and others.

Early Notables of the MacMorrow family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the MacMorrow family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name MacMorrow: James McMorrow, Henry McMorrow and John McMorrow, who were all on record arriving in New York in 1804; as well as Denis McMorrow, who came to St. John, New Brunswick in 1842..

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