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Moorhead History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Moorhead. They lived in Lanark, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Moorhead family


The surname Moorhead 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. Today, Muirhead is a small suburb of Glasgow, about 7 miles North-East of the city center.

Early History of the Moorhead family


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Moorhead Spelling Variations


In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Moorhead has appeared as Muirhead, Morehead, Moorhead, Moorehead, Murehead and others.

Early Notables of the Moorhead family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Moorhead family to Ireland


Some of the Moorhead family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Moorhead family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Moorhead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bartholomy Moorhead, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Moorhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Campbell Moorhead, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Moorhead, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Samuel Moorhead, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Rebecca Moorhead, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robinson Moorhead, who arrived in New York in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moorhead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Moorhead, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, in 1900
  • Cath Moorhead, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1901
  • Elizh Moorhead, aged 16, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1901
  • Charles Moorhead, aged 21, who landed in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
  • Arthur Henry Moorhead, aged 35, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moorhead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Moorhead, aged 23, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Moorhead (post 1700)


  • James Kennedy Moorhead (1806-1884), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jean Moorhead (b. 1936), American actress and model
  • William Singer Moorhead (1923-1987), Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Don Moorhead (b. 1948), retired American football player
  • Carlos John Moorhead (b. 1922), United States Congressman
  • Ethel Moorhead (1870-1955), British suffragette and artist
  • The Rt Rev William Henry Moorhead DD (1882-1962), Irish-born, Canadian fourth Bishop of Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Evan Robert Moorhead (b. 1978), Australian politician
  • Sherman Moorhead Granger (b. 1870), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1912-16; Member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1912-14 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Moorhead 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: Auxilio Dei
Motto Translation: By the help of God.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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