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Modwerwell Early Origins



The surname Modwerwell 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, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland by an agreement between King Alexander II and Henry III of England when John Motherwell held lands.

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Modwerwell Spelling Variations


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Modwerwell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Motherwell, Modwerwell, Moderwell, Modrell, Modervell, Moderel and many more.

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Modwerwell Early History


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Modwerwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modwerwell research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Modwerwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Modwerwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Modwerwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Motherwell, who was naturalized in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1868; and Adam Modderwell, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1803.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Modwerwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modwerwell 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2014 at 07:39.

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