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The English surname Morritch 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."

Morritch Early Origins



The surname Morritch 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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Morritch Spelling Variations


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Morritch Spelling Variations



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

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Morritch Early History


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Morritch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morritch 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 Morritch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morritch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morritch Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Morritch In Ireland


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Morritch In Ireland



Some of the Morritch 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 or some of its variants were: Richard Morris (d. 1672), who, after serving in Oliver Cromwell's army, became a merchant in Barbados, emigrated to New York City (Dutch New Amsterdam) where he purchased a tract of land in what is now the Bronx, starting a line of prominent American landowners and statesmen. Other settlers of the name include Humphrey Morris, on record in Barbados in 1635.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Morritch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morritch 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 13 November 2013 at 14:12.

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