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Many Irish surnames come from the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Morand is O Morain or O Moghrain, and is most likely derived from the word "mor" which means "big."

Morand Early Origins



The surname Morand was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht.

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Morand Spelling Variations


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Morand Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Morand revealed many variations, including Moran, O'Moran, Murrin, Murran and others.

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Morand Early History


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Morand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morand research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morand 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Morand or a variant listed above, including:

Morand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I Morand, aged 26, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Viteli Morand, who landed in Venezuela in 1842
  • Ellen Morand, aged 40, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • James Morand, aged 38, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morand (post 1700)



  • Edward V. Morand, American politician, Representative from New York 25th District, 1946
  • Pierre Morand du Puch cadet, chevalier Morand du Puch et de l'Empire, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Pierre Morand du Puch aîné chevalier de Grangeneuve, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph Morand, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Charles Antoine Morand, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Paul Morand (1889-1975), French diplomat and writer

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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: Lucent in tenebris
Motto Translation: They shine in darkness.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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    The Morand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morand 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 19 October 2015 at 16:21.

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