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Morissey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Irish name Morissey has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Morissey is O Muirgheasa, which is derived from the words muir, meaning sea, and geas, meaning action.


Early Origins of the Morissey family


The surname Morissey was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland.

Early History of the Morissey family


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Morissey 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 Morissey revealed many variations, including Morrissey, O'Morrissey and others.

Early Notables of the Morissey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Morissey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morissey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Morissey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Edward Morissey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Miss. Ellen Morissey, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Alert" departing 5th June 1847 from Waterford, Ireland; the ship arrived on 15th July 1847 but she died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)
  • Mr. William Morissey, aged 21 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Vanilla" departing 28th May 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 11th July 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)

Contemporary Notables of the name Morissey (post 1700)


  • Herbert Morissey, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Morissey 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: Si Deus nobiscum qui contra nos
Motto Translation: If God be with us, who can be against us.


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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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