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The name Morland is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived on a moor, which is a tract of open, uncultivated ground which is usually grown over with heather and coarse grasses and has a poor, peaty soil. The surname Morland literally means dweller by the moor-land. The surname Morland belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Morland Early Origins



The surname Morland was first found in Westmorland. The Mauley branch of the family claim Ugthorpe in the North Riding of Yorkshire as their ancient ancestral home. "This was an ancient demesne of the crown, and is styled in Domesday Book Ughetorp; the Mauleys became lords here at an early period, and from them the manor and estate descended by marriage to the Bigods, and afterwards to the Ratcliffes, by whom the whole was sold in parcels." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Morland Spelling Variations


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Morland Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Morland has been spelled many different ways, including Morland, Morley, Moorland, Morthland, Morlay and many more.

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Morland Early History


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Morland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morland research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1190, 1625, 1695, 1660, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Morland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695), notable English academic, diplomat, spy, inventor and mathematician, made 1st Baronet Morland in 1660; the...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morland In Ireland


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Morland In Ireland



Some of the Morland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Morlands to arrive in North America:

Morland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Morland, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Tho Morland, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Ed Morland, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Ed Morland, who settled in Virginia in 1663

Morland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Morland, who came to Boston in 1762
  • Eleanor Morland, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Virginia in 1774

Morland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Morland, who landed in New York in 1810
  • James Morland, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Robert Morland, who was on record in Boston in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morland (post 1700)



  • Howard Morland (b. 1942), American journalist and anti-nuclear weapons activist
  • Henry Robert Morland (1716-1797), English painter
  • George Morland (1763-1804), English painter
  • David Morland IV (b. 1969), Canadian PGA golfer
  • Toby Morland (b. 1980), New Zealand rugby player
  • General Sir Thomas Morland KCMG, DSO (1865-1925), British World War I general

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Morland Historic Events


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Morland Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Harold Reginald Morland, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Morland Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Morland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morland 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 March 2016 at 10:29.

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