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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 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 History


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Morphew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morphew research. Another 139 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 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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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
  • James Morphew, who arrived in Maryland in 1648
  • Bryan Morphew, who arrived in Virginia in 1695
  • Edward Morphew, who landed in Virginia in 1695

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morphew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morphew (post 1700)



  • Melissa Morphew (b. 1963), American award-winning contemporary poet

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Morphew Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Morphew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morphew Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 February 2015 at 08:39.

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