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Morel is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the medieval given name Morel. The name was originally derived from the name More or Moore a nickname for a someone of dark complexion. This name stems from the Old French word Moor, meaning black man.

Morel Early Origins



The surname Morel was first found in Northumberland where one of the first records of the name was found at North Middleton, a township, in the parish of Hartburn. "This place, which was also called MiddletonMorell, from an ancient proprietor named Morell, was afterwards divided among various proprietors." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Morel Spelling Variations


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Morel Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Morel include Morrell, Morel, Morrel, Morrall, Morrill, Murrill and others.

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Morel Early History


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Morel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morel research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1704, 1795, 1839, 1788 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Morel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Mary Morrill (Morrel/Morrills/Morill) ( c. 1620-1704), birth name of Mary Folger, English-born indentured servant in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, grandmother of Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morel 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Morels to arrive on North American shores:

Morel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabet Morel, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Peter Morel settled with his wife and 4 children in Georgia in 1733
  • Peter Rodolf Morel settled in Georgia in 1733 with his wife Martine, son Anthony and daughter Mariane
  • Mathieu Morel settled in Philadelphia with his wife Jeanne Marie Ozias, son Jean Pierre, aged 9, daughters Madel, aged 4 and Lucresse, aged 2, in 1751
  • Matthieu Morel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Morel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Ramon Morel, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Anthony Morel, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Catalina Morel, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Jacob Morel, aged 32, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Alexander Morel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1882
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morel (post 1700)



  • Richard Morel, American singer, songwriter, remixer and record producer
  • Captain Brent Morel (1976-2004), USMC Navy Cross Award recipient
  • Juan Morel (1857-1896), Puerto Rican composer
  • Jorge Morel (b. 1931), Argentine classical guitarist and composer
  • Léonard Morel (1820-1888), French goldsmith and sculptor
  • Marie-Rose Morel (b. 1972), Belgian politician
  • Pierre Morel (b. 1964), French cinematographer and film director
  • Jérémy Morel (b. 1984), French footballer
  • Gaël Morel (b. 1989), French film director
  • Edmund Dene Morel (1873-1924), Franco-British journalist and politician
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Morel Historic Events


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Morel Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Jason Michael Morel (d. 1912), aged 82, American Third Class passenger from Unknown who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Bono animo esto
Motto Translation: Be of Good Courage


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Morel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morel 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.

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