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Morphew Early Origins



The surname Morphew was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

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Morphew Early History


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Morphew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morphew research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1720, 1709, 1716 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Morphew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morphew Spelling Variations


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Morphew Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Morfin, Morffin, Morfee, Maufee, Morfyn, Murfyn and others.

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Morphew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morphew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Morphew (died 1720), an English publisher of most of Jonathan Swift's works. He was known as one who was not afraid of publishing questionable works. In 1709 Morphew was arrested by the government, with John Barber, and the...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morphew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morphew In Ireland


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Morphew In Ireland



Some of the Morphew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morphew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michaell Morphew, who landed in Virginia in 1641 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Morphew, who arrived in Maryland in 1648 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bryan Morphew, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edward Morphew, who landed in Virginia in 1695 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morphew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morphew (post 1700)



  • Seth Morphew, American politician, vice-mayor of May City, Iowa
  • Melissa Morphew (b. 1963), American award-winning contemporary poet from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
  • Elizabeth Morphew, English electronic music artist from Swindon, better known by her stage name Queen of Hearts
  • Chris Morphew, Australian author, known for his science fiction/young adult/adventure The Phoenix Files: Arrival (2009)
  • Margaret Morphew (1916-1987), South African tennis player, active in the 1930s, she won the South African Championships doubles title in 1937, 1938 and 1939

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