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The name Moorehouse was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Moorehouse family lived in Lancashire. The name Moorehouse was a local name meaning the dweller at the house on the moor. It derives from the Old English elements mor, meaning marsh or fen, and hus, meaning house.

Moorehouse Early Origins



The surname Moorehouse was first found in Lancashire where conjecturally they were descended from Roger de Poictou, a Norman Baron who was granted lands in southern Lancashire by Duke William of Normandy, his liege lord, for his noble assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Moorehouse Spelling Variations


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Moorehouse Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Moorehouse have been found, including Moorhouse, Moorehouse, Morehouse, Morhouse and many more.

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Moorehouse Early History


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Moorehouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorehouse research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1300, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Moorehouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorehouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moorehouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Moorehouse were among those contributors:

Moorehouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Moorehouse, aged 49, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • John Moorehouse arrived in Philadelphia in 1832
  • Enoch Moorehouse, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1869

Moorehouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ebenezer Moorehouse arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caleb Angas" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CALEB ANGAS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CalebAngas.gif

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Moorehouse Historic Events


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Moorehouse Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frederick Moorehouse (1874-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Caledonia, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Frederick Moorehouse (1865-1914), English Miner from South Ossett, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CALEB ANGAS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CalebAngas.gif

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Moorehouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moorehouse 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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