Morrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Morrow is Mac Murchadha.

Early Origins of the Morrow family

The surname Morrow was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Diarmait Mac Murchada, (c. 1110-1171), Anglicized Dermot MacMurrough, Dermod MacMurrough, Dermot MacMorrogh or Dermot MacMorrow, was a King of Leinster in Ireland. He was son of Donnchad mac Murchada, King of Leinster and Dublin.

Important Dates for the Morrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrow research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Morrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morrow Spelling Variations

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Morrow family name. Variations found include McMorough, McMorogh, McMorrough, McMurrer and others.

Early Notables of the Morrow family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Morrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morrow migration to the United States

During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Morrow family in North America:

Morrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois Morrow, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Philip Morrow, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1757 [1]
  • David Morrow, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • Elizabeth Morrow, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • Richard Morrow, who landed in America in 1795 [1]
Morrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Morrow, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Agnes Morrow, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Andrew Morrow, aged 26, who arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1805 [1]
  • Andw Morrow, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • James Morrow, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morrow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Morrow, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland
  • Nancy Morrow, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Peggy Morrow, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Grace Morrow, aged 11 months, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Francis Morrow, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morrow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Morrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jane Morrow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [2]
  • Jane Morrow a domestic servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [2]
  • William Morrow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [3]

Morrow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Morrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Hugh (J.P. ) Morrow, Irish settler from County Westermeath, Ireland, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [4]
  • Mrs. Eliza Morrow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [4]
  • Miss Lizzie Morrow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [4]
  • Lieut. John Morrow, British settler from Royal Longford Rifles, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [4]
  • Lieut. Hugh Morrow, Irish settler from Westermeath Rifles, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Morrow (post 1700)

  • William Morrow (d. 1931), American publisher and founder of William Morrow and Company (1926)
  • Juliet Morrow (b. 1962), American archeologist and university professor
  • Douglas Morrow (1913-1994), American film screenwriter and producer
  • Doretta Morrow (1928-1968), American film actress and dancer
  • Bill Morrow, former President and COO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • William Phillip Morrow (b. 1954), U.S. Republican politician
  • Karen Morrow (b. 1936), Emmy Award winning American singer and actress best known for her work in musical theater
  • Joshua Morrow (b. 1974), Emmy Award-nominated American actor
  • Jay Johnson Morrow (1870-1937), Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
  • Brian L. Morrow, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2012 [5]
  • ... (Another 71 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Morrow family

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Douglas Edward Morrow (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]
RMS Lusitania
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Thomas Rowan Morrow (d. 1912), aged 30, Irish Third Class passenger from Rathfriland, Down who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [8]

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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) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  8. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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