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Morvan Early Origins



The surname Morvan was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where Hugh de Morville held the Abbey of Selkirk afterwards known as Kelso about the year 1120. He subsequently became Constable of Scotland, and founder of Dryburgh Abbey. His successor, Andrew de Morewic acquired the lands of Selside in Cumberland where they held lands from Roger le Poitevin. Meanwhile in Northumberland, England at Morrick, many of the family held estates at about the same time. "This place was the head of the barony of Morwick, held by Hugh de Morwick in the reign of Edward I.; his ancestors were of considerable note, and distinguished for their wealth and power." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Morvan Spelling Variations


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Morvan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marwick, Morwick, Morville, Marewick, Morewick and others.

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Morvan Early History


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Morvan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morvan research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1826 and 1908 are included under the topic Early Morvan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morvan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morvan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Morvan 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morvan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Morvan, who landed in Texas in 1835 [2]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)

Morvan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annette Morvan, aged 44, who landed in America from St. Pern, France, in 1909
  • Eugene Morvan, aged 36, who landed in America from Legue Plerin, France, in 1919
  • Auguste Morvan, aged 24, who landed in America from Lactudy, France, in 1919
  • Berthe Morvan, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1920
  • Auguste Morvan, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Brest, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morvan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morvan (post 1700)



  • Joseph Morvan (1924-1999), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Yves Morvan (b. 1932), French archaeologist
  • Françoise Morvan (b. 1958), French writer
  • Augustin Marie Morvan (1819-1897), French physician, politician, and writer, namesake of Morvan's syndrome
  • Fabrice "Fab" Morvan (b. 1966), French singer-songwriter, dancer and model
  • Jean-David Morvan (b. 1969), French comics author

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Morvan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morvan 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 February 2016 at 16:20.

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