Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having 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 Morlin literally means dweller by the moor-land. The surname Morlin 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.
Early Origins of the Morlin family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Morlin family
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Morlin Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Morlin has been recorded under many different variations, including Morland, Morley, Moorland, Morthland, Morlay and many more.
Early Notables of the Morlin family (pre 1700)
Baronet Morland in 1660; the...
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Migration of the Morlin family to Ireland
Some of the Morlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Morlin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Morlin or a variant listed above:
Morlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Morlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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