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The name Moorman was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Moorman family lived near a moor, or heath. In Gaelic, Mor means great or big; therefore, a scribe may have mistaken the adjective Mor as a surname More or Muir. This may explain the occurrence of the surname Muir, or a variant in Northern Scotland. The name Muir would seem out of place in that region because it holds a meaning of "living by a moor or heath," not the typical landscape of the highlands. Judging by its meaning, Muir is a local name of the south that described the area, in which the original bearer lived or held land.

Moorman Early Origins



The surname Moorman was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Moorman Spelling Variations


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Moorman Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Moorman has appeared as Muir, Mure, Moor, Moore, Mure, More, Moorman and many more.

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Moorman Early History


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Moorman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorman research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1300, 1296, 1700, 1407, 1393, 1397, 1594, 1657, 1887 and 1959 are included under the topic Early Moorman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moorman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert More II (died 1407), of Pamber, Hampshire, English politician, appointed High Sheriff of Hampshire for 1393-94, elected a Member of Parliament for Hampshire in 1397; Sir William...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moorman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorman In Ireland


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Moorman In Ireland



Some of the Moorman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Moorman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Zachariah Moorman, who arrived in South Carolina in 1671

Moorman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Moorman, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorman (post 1700)



  • Charles Harwood Moorman (1876-1938), United States federal judge
  • Henry DeHaven Moorman (1880-1939), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky
  • Maurice "Mo" Moorman (b. 1945), American college and professional NFL football player who played from 1968 through 1973
  • Cyril "Sonny" Moorman (b. 1955), American power Blues guitarist
  • Madeline Charlotte Moorman Garside (1933-1991), American cellist and performance artist
  • Lt. General Thomas Samuel Moorman (1910-1997), fifth Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy
  • Brian Donald Moorman (b. 1976), American NFL punter
  • Frederic William "F.W." Moorman (1872-1919), English professor of English at Leeds University in England
  • John Richard Humpidge Moorman (1905-1989), English divine, ecumenist, and writer, Bishop of Ripon (1959 to 1975)

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Suggested Readings for the name Moorman


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Suggested Readings for the name Moorman



  • Johnson-Moorman Family Connections by Jesse Bryan.

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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: Duris non frangor
Motto Translation: I am not disheartened by difficulties.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moorman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moorman 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 27 November 2015 at 19:59.

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