McMorrow 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 McMorrow is Mac Murchadha.

Early Origins of the McMorrow family

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

Diarmait Mac Murchada, (c. 1110-1171), Anglicized Dermot MacMurrough, Dermod MacMurrough, Dermot MacMorrogh or Dermot MacMorrow, was a King of Leinster in Ireland. He was son of Donnchad mac Murchada, King of Leinster and Dublin.

Early History of the McMorrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMorrow research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early McMorrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McMorrow Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name McMorrow revealed spelling variations, including McMorough, McMorogh, McMorrough, McMurrer and others.

Early Notables of the McMorrow family (pre 1700)

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

McMorrow Ranking

In the United States, the name McMorrow is the 16,080th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States McMorrow migration to the United States +

Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name McMorrow:

McMorrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James McMorrow, Henry McMorrow and John McMorrow, who were all on record arriving in New York in 1804
  • James McMorrow, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 [2]
  • John McMorrow, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [2]
  • Hen McMorrow, who landed in America in 1805 [2]
  • Ann McMorrow, aged 20, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
McMorrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anne McMorrow, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Moneymore, in 1900
  • Annie McMorrow, aged 27, who immigrated to America from Sligo, in 1902
  • Bedelia McMorrow, aged 23, who landed in America from Leitrim, in 1906
  • Annie McMorrow, aged 20, who settled in America from Co. Antrim, in 1906
  • Annie McMorrow, aged 23, who landed in America from Lutrim, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada McMorrow migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McMorrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Denis McMorrow, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name McMorrow (post 1700) +

  • Michael Sean McMorrow (b. 1963), American musician, composer, and producer, founding member of jam band Stolen Ogre
  • Mary Ann G. McMorrow (1930-2013), née Grohwin, American jurist, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Gerald McMorrow (b. 1970), American director and writer, best known for his work on the short film Thespian X (2002)
  • Barbara J. McMorrow (b. 1946), American Republican Party politician, Member of the Freehold Township Committee (2010-), Monmouth County Freeholder (2007-2010)
  • Virginia G. McMorrow, American fantasy/young adult author
  • Scott McMorrow, American playwright and actor
  • James Vincent McMorrow (b. 1983), Irish folk music singer-songwriter, best known for his albums Early in the Morning and Post Tropical
  • Sean McMorrow (b. 1982), Canadian former NHL ice hockey winger from Vancouver, British Columbia

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  2. ^ 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) on Facebook
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