Morher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Morher is a local name from the German speaking Austrian Empire. Local names and other types of hereditary surnames, first began to be used in this region after the 12th century. They were derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name lived. Sometimes local names bear the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from". It was an indication of land-ownership, and was sometimes taken as a mark of aristocracy. The Morher family originally lived in the modern state of Austria.
Early Origins of the Morher family
The surname Morher was first found in Austria and the Rhineland, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Morher family
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Morher Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Morher include Mohr, More, Morher, Mohrer, Mor, Moor and others.
Early Notables of the Morher family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Morher were J.C.B. Mohr, who founded a well-known publishing house in 1801. Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806-1879) was the leading scientific pharmacist of his time in Germany. He invented various new...
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Migration of the Morher family
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Morher were Christoph Mohr, Philip Mohr, and Henrich Mohr, all of whom arrived in New York City in 1709. Many bearers of this name emigrated to Texas during the 1840s and 1850s, among them Adam Mohr in 1846.
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