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Multiple Origins for the Surname Morrish


English


The English surname Morrish comes from the place name St. Maurice, Normandy where N. de St. Maurice was listed in the Magn. Rotul. of Normandie (1180-1195.) This personal name is in turn derived from the Latin name Mauritius, which comes from maurus, meaning " a moor."

Morrish Early Origins



The surname Morrish was first found in Herefordshire. Early records there show Isabell, John and Margeries Morice in England c. 1272. The same census shows William filius Maurici in Huntingdon, Richard filius Maurycii in Cambridge and Peter filius Maurice in Lincoln county. The surname may also be a nickname for someone who was "swarthy" as shown by the Robert le Mareys reference in 1274.

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Morrish Spelling Variations


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Morrish Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Morris, Morriss, Moriss, Morrice, Morice, Moris and others.

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Morrish Early History


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Morrish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrish research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1308, 1314, 1297, 1678, 1654, 1721, 1682, 1703, 1704 and are included under the topic Early Morrish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morrish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morrish Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morrish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morrish In Ireland


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Morrish In Ireland



Some of the Morrish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 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:

Morrish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Morrish, aged 18, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [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)

Morrish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antone Morrish, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [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)

Morrish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Morrish, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  • William Morrish, aged 51, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrish (post 1700)



  • Jay Morrish (1936-2015), American golf course designer who worked for Jack Nicklaus (1972-1982)
  • Dan Wesley "Blade" Morrish (b. 1950), American politician, Louisiana State Senator from District 25 (2008-)
  • Norman Morrish, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anna B. Morrish, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1920 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfred Southcott Morrish FRCO (1906-1978), English organist and composer
  • Rory Michael Morrish (b. 1968), Irish cross-country skier at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Paul Morrish (b. 1968), Australian rules footballer who played from 1986 to 1989
  • James John Morrish (1868-1956), Welsh-born, Australian politician
  • Ken Morrish (1919-2006), Canadian politician, 4th Mayor of Scarborough, Ontario in 1978
  • Tom Morrish, Australian eponym of the Morrish Medal, an Australian rules football award

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Morrish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morrish 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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