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Many Irish surnames come from the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Morin is O Morain or O Moghrain, and is most likely derived from the word "mor" which means "big."

Morin Early Origins



The surname Morin was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht.

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Morin Spelling Variations


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Morin Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Morin revealed many variations, including Moran, O'Moran, Murrin, Murran and others.

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Morin Early History


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Morin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morin research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morin 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Morin family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Morin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniell Morin settled in Pennsylvania in 1685
  • Daniell Morin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685
  • Miles Morin, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685
  • Mary Jamain Morin settled in New York City in 1692

Morin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martial Morin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

Morin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Morin, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • James Morin, aged 50, arrived in America in 1822
  • James Morin, aged 22. settled in New York City in 1822
  • Luce Morin settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Patrick Morin, who landed in Maryland in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Morin, who landed in Canada in 1642
  • Pierre Morin, aged 26, arrived in Canada in 1642

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morin (post 1700)



  • Travis Andrew Morin (b. 1984), American professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Milton Denis Morin (1942-2010), American NFL football tight end
  • Boatswain's Mate Second Class William Henry Morin (1869-1935), American sailor awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Jeremy Morin (b. 1991), American NHL ice hockey left winger
  • Captain, USN Lee M.E. Morin M.D., PH.D. (b. 1952), NASA Astronaut with over 259 hours in space
  • Gerard L. Morin, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1953-55; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1954
  • Eugene D. Morin, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Cumberland County, 1919-20
  • Carl E. Morin, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1947-49; Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 1st District, 1948
  • Arthur B. Morin, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1956; Postmaster at Springfield, Massachusetts, 1958-81
  • Anna M. Morin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1948
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lucent in tenebris
Motto Translation: They shine in darkness.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Morin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morin 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 14:24.

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