Morney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Morney, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Morney, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Morney family originally lived at Mornay, in the province of Picardy.

Early Origins of the Morney family

The surname Morney was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has been prominent since the ancient times.

Early History of the Morney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morney research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1296, 1314, 1318, 1549, 1565, 1572, 1623, 1663, 1727, 1733, and 1741 are included under the topic Early Morney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mornay, Mornais, Mornez, Maurnais, Maurnay, Maurnez, de Mornay and many more.

Early Notables of the Morney family (pre 1700)

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United States Morney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Morney, aged 22, who arrived in Maryland in 1776

Australia Morney migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Morney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Morney, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Martin Morney, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"


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