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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Moreland come from when the family resided on a moor, which is a tract of open, uncultivated ground which is usually grown over with heather and coarse grasses and has a poor, peaty soil. The surname Moreland literally means dweller by the moor-land. The surname Moreland belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Moreland Early Origins



The surname Moreland was first found in Westmorland. The Mauley branch of the family claim Ugthorpe in the North Riding of Yorkshire as their ancient ancestral home. "This was an ancient demesne of the crown, and is styled in Domesday Book Ughetorp; the Mauleys became lords here at an early period, and from them the manor and estate descended by marriage to the Bigods, and afterwards to the Ratcliffes, by whom the whole was sold in parcels." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Moreland Spelling Variations


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Moreland Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Moreland has been recorded under many different variations, including Morland, Morley, Moorland, Morthland, Morlay and many more.

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Moreland Early History


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Moreland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreland research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1190, 1625, 1695, 1660, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Moreland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moreland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moreland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695), notable English academic, diplomat, spy, inventor and mathematician, made 1st Baronet Morland in 1660; the...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moreland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moreland In Ireland


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Moreland In Ireland



Some of the Moreland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Moreland or a variant listed above:

Moreland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Moreland, who landed in Virginia in 1621
  • Christopher Moreland, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Dormett Moreland, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Edw Moreland, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Moreland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bartlet Moreland, who landed in Virginia in 1702

Moreland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Moreland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • William Moreland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Henry Moreland, aged 34, landed in New York in 1812
  • Andrew Moreland, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • John Moreland, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moreland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Moreland, aged 21, a widow, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Moreland, aged 2, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland

Moreland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Moreland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849

Moreland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Moreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Santon" in 1870
  • Margaret Moreland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Santon" in 1870
  • Emily Moreland, aged 21, a nurse, arrived in Taranaki aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • William Moreland, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Frank Moreland, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moreland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moreland (post 1700)



  • Private First Class Whitt Lloyd Moreland (1930-1951), United States Marine, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War
  • Earthwind C. Moreland (b. 1977), American former NFL cornerback
  • Jack Wade "Jackie" Moreland (1938-1971), American NBA basketball player who played from 1960 to 1970
  • Mitchell Austin Moreland (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Mantan Moreland (1902-1973), African American actor and comedian most popular in the 1930s and 1940s
  • James Porter "J.P." Moreland (b. 1948), American philosopher, theologian, and Christian apologist
  • Bobby Keith Moreland (b. 1954), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1978 to 1989
  • Arthur Geoffrey Moreland (1914-1996), English professional footballer
  • Barry Moreland (b. 1943), Australian dancer and choreographer
  • Robert John Moreland (b. 1941), British management consultant and politician

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Suggested Readings for the name Moreland


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Suggested Readings for the name Moreland



  • A Genealogical Record of the Family and Descendants of David E. Moreland by John Capron Funk.
  • Stepping Stones O'er More-land: A History of the Moreland Families by P.S. Bennett.

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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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. 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).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Moreland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moreland 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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