Moritt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moritt family

The surname Moritt was first found in Durham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Important Dates for the Moritt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moritt research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Moritt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moritt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Morritt, Moritt, Morit, Morret, Morrett and others.

Early Notables of the Moritt family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Moritt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Moritt family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Moritt (post 1700)

  • Fred G. Moritt (b. 1905), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1938-44; Member of New York State Senate, 1945-57 [1]

Citations

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