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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.

Morissey Early Origins



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

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Morissey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Morissey Early History


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Morissey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morissey research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morissey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morissey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morissey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morissey 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morissey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morissey (post 1700)



  • Herbert Morissey, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909

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


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Morissey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. 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).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
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    The Morissey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morissey 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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