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Morhouse is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Morhouse family lived in Lancashire. The name Morhouse 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.

Morhouse Early Origins



The surname Morhouse 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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Morhouse Spelling Variations


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Morhouse Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Morhouse are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Morhouse include Moorhouse, Moorehouse, Morehouse, Morhouse and many more.

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Morhouse Early History


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Morhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morhouse research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1300, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Morhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morhouse 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Morhouse, or a variant listed above: Stephen Moorhouse arrived in New York in 1774; William Moorhouse arrived in Philadelphia in 1849; and another William arrived there in 1868; Oliver Moorhouse arrived in Philadelphia in 1874.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morhouse (post 1700)



  • L. Judson Morhouse, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Essex County, 1946-51; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960; New York Republican State Chair, 1958 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Morhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morhouse 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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