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Early Origins of the Morman family

The surname Morman was first found in Suffolk where Ralph le Morman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1287. Later, William le Moreman was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Suffolk in 1327. [1]

"This surname is derived from a geographical locality, 'the moorman,' one who dwelt on the moor." [2] Johannes Morman was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379.

To the far south of England in Devon, Hartland was home to some of the family: "There are stated to have been anciently eleven chapels in this extensive parish. The parish documents are unusually numerous and interesting, and have been reported on by the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Dr. Moreman, born at Hartland in 1529, vicar of Menheniot, is reputed to have been the first who used the English language in public worship in Cornwall teaching his parishioners the Creed, Commandments, and Lord's Prayer in that tongue. " [3]

Some of the family can even be found in Scotland. And there, the name is also derived "from the occupation, an officer in charge of a moor. Thomas Mureman, younger in Kirkbryderig, 'dilatit of the schutting and slauchter of deir,' 1570 (Trials, I, p. 48). 1687: 'Every man that keeps cattle upon the More, shall bring his cattle to the Moor-man to be branded'" [4]

Early History of the Morman family

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Morman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moorman, Moreman, Morman and others.

Early Notables of the Morman family (pre 1700)

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Morman Ranking

In the United States, the name Morman is the 9,525th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [5]

Migration of the Morman 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 Morman (post 1700) +

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital
  4. 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)
  5. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?"., on Facebook