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Where did the English Mork family come from? What is the English Mork family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mork family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mork family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Morecombe, Mortcombe, Morcomb, Morecomb, Morcombe, Morcum, Morcom and many more.

First found in Dorset 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 year 1240 when it was recorded, strangely, as Mortcombe.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mork research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Mork History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mork Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mork Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • George Mork, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Birgith Mork, who came to Wisconsin sometime between 1845 and 1856
  • Ferdinand Carlsson Mork, who came to New York, NY in 1849
  • Anders Mork, who arrived San Francisco in 1852
  • A. G. Mork, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1880 and 1881


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The Mork Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mork 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 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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