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The Irish name Morrisey has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Morrisey is O Muirgheasa, which is derived from the words muir, meaning sea, and geas, meaning action.

Morrisey Early Origins



The surname Morrisey was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland.

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Morrisey Spelling Variations


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Morrisey Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Morrisey can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Morrissey, O'Morrissey and others.

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Morrisey Early History


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Morrisey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrisey research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morrisey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morrisey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morrisey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morrisey 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Morrisey name:

Morrisey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Morrisey settled in Philadelphia in 1851
  • John Morrisey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861
  • E. Morrisey, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Ireland, in 1892
  • James Morrisey, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Johanna Morrisey, aged 20, who landed in America from Cork, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morrisey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Morrisey, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Annie Morrisey, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Halifax, in 1906
  • A. Morrisey, aged 19, who landed in America from Halifax, in 1907
  • F.P. Morrisey, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Morrisey, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morrisey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James Morrisey, aged 14, who settled in St Johns, Newfoundland, in 1913

Morrisey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Morrisey, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrisey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrisey (post 1700)



  • Patrick Morrisey (b. 1967), American Republican politician, 34th West Virginia State Attorney General (2013-)

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Motto


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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: Si Deus nobiscum qui contra nos
Motto Translation: If God be with us, who can be against us.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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    The Morrisey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morrisey 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 11 October 2016 at 09:04.

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