Morvan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Morvan family

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]

Early History of the Morvan family

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Morvan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Morvan family (pre 1700)

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Morvan Ranking

In France, the name Morvan is the 294th most popular surname with an estimated 13,513 people with that name. [2]

United States Morvan migration to the United States +

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 [3]
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 immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1920
  • Auguste Morvan, aged 17, who immigrated to America from Brest, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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