Morhous History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Morhous arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Morhous family lived in Lancashire. The name Morhous was a local name meaning the dweller at the house on the moor. It derives from the Old English elements mor, meaning marsh or fen, and hus, meaning house.

Early Origins of the Morhous family

The surname Morhous was first found in Lancashire where conjecturally they were descended from Roger de Poictou, a Norman Baron who was granted lands in southern Lancashire by Duke William of Normandy, his liege lord, for his noble assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Morhous family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morhous research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1300, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Morhous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morhous Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Moorhouse, Moorehouse, Morehouse, Morhouse and many more.

Early Notables of the Morhous family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Morhous Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Morhous migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Morhous or a variant listed above:

Morhous Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jonathon Morhous, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Morhous (post 1700) +

  • Lawrence E. Morhous, American Republican politician, Chair of Mercer County Republican Party, 1983 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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