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Early Origins of the Morlock family

The surname Morlock was first found in Yorkshire. This ancient Norman family assumed their surname from the town and lordship of Maule, in the Vexin Francois, eight leagues from Paris. Guarin de Maule, the young son of Ansold, Lord of Maule accompanied William the Conqueror to England and acquired the Lordship of Hatton, county York for his efforts. [1]

His son, Robert de Maule aligned himself with David, Earl of Huntingdon, later known as David II., and moved to Scotland with the monarch and there obtained vast lands in Lothian where his family held a family seat. [2]

"William, son of Robert, took part in the battle of the Standard, 1138, an obtained the lands of Easter Fowlis in Perthshire. He witnessed c. 1141 confirmation of a charter by Earl Henry to the church of S. Mary of Haddington of the lands of Clerchetune, now Clerkington. He also had grants of tofts in Selkirk and Clackmannan from Malcolm IV. By the marriage of Peter de Maule with Christina de Valoniis before 1215 he acquired the large baronies of Panmure ard Bervie. Sir William de Maul swore fealty to Edward I at St. Andrews, 1291." [3]

Early History of the Morlock family

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Morlock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maule, Maull, Maul and others.

Early Notables of the Morlock family

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United States Morlock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morlock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George B Morlock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [4]
  • Jacob Morlock, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855 [4]
  • Daniel Morlock, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 [4]
  • Wilhelm Morlock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1861 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Morlock (post 1700) +

  • John Morlock (1916-1976), American football player for the Detroit Lions (1940)
  • Jocelyn Morlock (1969-2023), Canadian composer and music educator based in Vancouver, winner of the 2018 Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year.
  • Maximilian "Maxl" or "Max" Morlock (1925-1994), one of the most popular German football players in the 1950s and early 1960s; he earned 26 caps and scored 21 goals for the West German national team
  • Imani Ariana Morlock (b. 1997), Puerto Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Puerto Rico Sol FC and the Puerto Rico women's national team

The Morlock 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: Clementia tecte rigore
Motto Translation: Clemency concealed under rigour.

  1. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook