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The tale of the name Moorey begins with a family who lived in the county of Moray in the northeast of Scotland, but some historians describe the Clan's forbears as originally Flemish, some as Lowland Scots. More enlightened research places them as descendents of MacAngus de Moravia, who was descended from King Duncan of Scotland and who was the first Earl of Murray.

Moorey Early Origins



The surname Moorey was first found in Moray, where the Clan founder, Freskin, received a grant of the lands of Strathbrock in 1100 AD. He was descended from the first Earl, and his grandson, William, married the heiress of the Bothwell Clan in Lanarkshire. His sons founded many other houses, including the Murrays of Tullibardine, who later became the Dukes of Atholl, and Chiefs of the Clan. At the same time, an early branch in the north had given origin to the Earls of Sutherland. Andrew Moray (died 1297) also known as Andrew de Moray, Andrew of Moray, or Andrew Murray, was prominent in the Scottish Wars of Independence. He led the rising in north Scotland in the summer of 1297 against the occupation by King Edward I of England. He was mortally wounded in the fighting at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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Moorey Spelling Variations


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Moorey Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Moorey has been spelled Murray, Murrey, Moray, Morey, Morrey, Morry, Murry and many more.

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Moorey Early History


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Moorey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorey research. Another 640 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1170, 1100, 1255, 1297, 1320, 1333, 1360, 1629, 1703, 1446, 1586, 1598, 1598, 1715, 1745, 1765, 1608, 1673, 1660, 1724, 1600, 1655, 1631, 1703, 1640, 1650, 1716, 1691, 1701, 1663, 1719, 1710, 1715, 1663, 1734 and are included under the topic Early Moorey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moorey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Robert Moray (Murrey, Murray) (1608-1673), a Scottish soldier, statesman, diplomat, judge, spy, freemason and natural philosopher; John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, KT, PC (1660-1724) was a Scottish nobleman, Knight of the Thistle, politician, and soldier; William Murray, 1st Earl of Dysart...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moorey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorey In Ireland


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Moorey In Ireland



Some of the Moorey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Moorey:

Moorey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Moorey, aged 56, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1892

Moorey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Arthur Moorey, aged 49, who settled in America from London, in 1900
  • Mary Ann Moorey, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1900
  • William Moorey, aged 33, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Emily Moorey, aged 26, who landed in America from Brighton, England, in 1909
  • Harriett Moorey, aged 55, who settled in America from Brighton, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moorey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Moorey, aged 23, a butcher, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorey (post 1700)



  • Peter Roger Stuart Moorey FBA, FSA (1937-2004), British archaeologist and historian
  • Tony Moorey, English program manager at Absolute Radio

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Motto


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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: Tout PrÍt
Motto Translation: Quite ready.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Moorey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moorey 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 26 October 2016 at 15:53.

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