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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.

Morhous Early Origins



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.

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Morhous Spelling Variations


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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.

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Morhous Early History


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Morhous Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morhous research. Another 305 words (22 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.

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Morhous Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morhous Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morhous 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morhous (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morhous (post 1700)



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

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Morhous Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Morhous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morhous 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 14:21.

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