Moring History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moring family

The surname Moring was first found in Durham where one of the first on record was Simon de Mereton in 1242. Alternatively, the name could have originated in Warwickshire at Meriden (Mereden), a parish that was anciently called Alspath, and formed part of the possessions of the Countess Godiva in 1043, and in the 12th year of the reign Edward II was the property of John de Segrave. Today, the parish is in the West Midlands and is the traditional center of England. Meriden literally means "pleasant valley" from the Old English "myre" + "denu." [1] The village of Kirk Merrington is also located in Durham and dates back to c. 1085 when it was first listed as Maerintun. By 1331, it was listed as Kyrke Merington. [1]

Early History of the Moring family

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Moring Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meriton, Merrington, Mirrington, Marrington, Morrington, Merriton, Miriton and many more.

Early Notables of the Moring family (pre 1700)

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Moring Ranking

In the United States, the name Moring is the 14,536th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Moring migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moring Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Henry F Moring, who landed in New York, NY in 1841 [3]
  • Henry F Moring, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845 [3]

Australia Moring migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Moring Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John James Moring, British Convict who was convicted in Kent, England for life , transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Moring (post 1700) +

  • Henry Moring Robins, American politician, Mayor of Asheboro, North Carolina, 1907-09 [5]

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 4th March 2021, retrieved from
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook