Morrish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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."
Early Origins of the Morrish family
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.
Important Dates for the Morrish family
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Morrish Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Morris, Morriss, Moriss, Morrice, Morice, Moris and others.
Early Notables of the Morrish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morrish family to Ireland
Some of the Morrish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Morrish migration to the United States
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 
Morrish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antone Morrish, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 
Morrish migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Morrish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Richard Morrish, (b. 1774), aged 45 born in Cornwall, UK convicted in Launceston on 22nd March 1819, sentenced for life for , transported aboard the ship "Dromedary" in 1819 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia 
- Mr. Richard Morrish (b. 1774), aged 45, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 22nd March 1819, sentenced for life, transported aboard the ship "Dromedary" in September 1819 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia 
- Edward Morrish, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 
- William Morrish, aged 51, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" 
- Miss Jane Morrish, (b. 1835), aged 21, Cornish general servant, from travelling aboard the ship "Kate" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 23rd December 1856 
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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 
- Anna B. Morrish, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1920 
- 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
Historic Events for the Morrish family
- Basil Christopher Morrish (d. 1942), British Coder aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking 
- ^ 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)
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A