Morand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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."
Early Origins of the Morand family
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.
Early History of the Morand family
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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.
Early Notables of the Morand family (pre 1700)
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In Quebec, Canada, the name Morand is the 881st most popular surname.  However, in France, the name Morand is ranked the 440th most popular surname with an estimated 9,776 people with that name. 
Morand migration to the United States +
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, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Viteli Morand, who landed in Venezuela in 1842 
- Ellen Morand, aged 40, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852 
- James Morand, aged 38, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852 
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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The Morand 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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- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Pierre Morand. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Joseph Morand. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Charles Morand. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html